Speed-the-Plow Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Karen try to convince Gould, towards the end of Act Two?

2. What does Karen want to do if she accept a job offer from Gould?

3. What is Gould's objective when he has Karen at his house?

4. Karen claims that when people ask for a sign, they often realize what?

5. In Act 2, how does Gould rate the book's chance to get made?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the hypocrisy Gould demonstrates in his role as Head of Production.

Essay Topic 2

Based on Gould's point of view, describe the entertainment industry and how it works.

Essay Topic 3

The author, David Mamet, is known for creating sharp, snappy dialogue that helps define a character. Citing examples from the text, create an argument for or against the idea that the dialogue is as powerful in a character description as the character description that is written in the text.

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