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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is does "green light" mean in the film business?
(a) It's code for money.
(b) Use a certain type of lighting on set.
(c) Halt production immediately.
(d) To approve a film for production.

2. What type of film did Fox show the movie star?
(a) Action.
(b) Romance.
(c) All of these.
(d) Social Theme.

3. What does Gould think Fox should get for bringing the film to his studio?
(a) An office.
(b) A trailer.
(c) A bump.
(d) A job.

4. Gould claims Fox has brought him what, in the form of the film?
(a) A stinker.
(b) Gold.
(c) A hit.
(d) Trouble.

5. What does Gould feel is missing from his company's films?
(a) A decent budget.
(b) Art and entertainment.
(c) Good actors.
(d) Explosions and profanity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gould tells Karen to take what kind of holiday?

2. What does Karen say about her job?

3. Fox compares the movie business to what?

4. At the beginning of Act One, what is Bobby Gould doing when Charlie arrives?

5. How much money does Gould tell Fox they will make?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of career advice does Fox offer to Karen, once Gould declines to produce "Radiation . . ."?

2. Describe the book Karen wants to see made into a film.

3. Explain why, from Gould's point of view, films get made in Hollywood.

4. According to Gould and Fox, when is it possible to make things happen in Hollywood?

5. In Act Two, Karen tells Gould about a time when she felt empowered. What was this experience like for her?

6. Gould points out to Karen that a film that nobody sees won't make a difference anyway. What does he mean by this?

7. Explain Karen's feelings about her interactions with Gould.

8. What issue does Gould seem to be debating within himself at the beginning of Act One?

9. What are the terms of the bet made on the secretary, Karen?

10. What is the relationship between Fox and Gould?

(see the answer keys)

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