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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 do Gould and Fox bet about the secretary?
(a) Whether she will hate the script.
(b) Whether she will sleep with Gould.
(c) Whether she comes from money.
(d) Whether she wants to be an actress.

2. What does Gould warn Fox of, in Act One?
(a) His popularity will grow with his bank account.
(b) His secretary is dangerous.
(c) Others will want to tear him down.
(d) Being too intelligent in Hollywood.

3. How long is the pitch the Gould and Fox plan to give Ross?
(a) Sixty seconds.
(b) One sentence.
(c) Whatever is required.
(d) A page.

4. What does the movie star want from Fox?
(a) A promotion.
(b) Some respect, since they're neighbors.
(c) His wife.
(d) To make a movie with him.

5. How does Fox describe the film in Act One?
(a) "Explosions and Entrails."
(b) "A Real Romance picture.
(c) "A Douggie Brown picture."
(d) "Two Guys and Two Girls."

Short Answer Questions

1. Gould reads something to Fox in Act One. How is it described?

2. Who does Fox want to be the costar?

3. Gould claims Fox has brought him what, in the form of the film?

4. What type of film credit does Gould promise Fox?

5. What does Gould think Fox should get for bringing the film to his studio?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is significant about the fact that Gould only completes a half-day in the office at his new job?

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

3. What is Gould's definition of a maverick?

4. Explain the irony of the secretary who does not know how to complete the simplest tasks. What does this represent?

5. How does Gould first reveal to Karen that "Radiation . . ." will not be produced?

6. Why does Karen believe the subject of "Radiation . . ." is timely? What is it and why?

7. Much of what comes out of Gould's mouth is insincere. What is his reaction when Karen reminds him of statements he's made in the past?

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

9. What does Fox say worried him all night before his meeting with Ross, and why is it ironic?

10. How does Gould describe the movies he now has to produce?

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