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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. In "No Harm Trying," why can't Pat use the brilliant movie idea?
(a) The call boy won't let him use it.
(b) He doesn't know how to use it.
(c) It is already under contract.
(d) It is not so brilliant.

2. In "No Harm Trying," what does Pat try to pitch to the studio executive?
(a) An article idea.
(b) A tv show idea.
(c) A book idea.
(d) A movie.

3. What was a symbol of success in Pat's heyday?
(a) Writing.
(b) Hats.
(c) Fences.
(d) His swimming pool.

4. For what is a producer in "On the Trail of Pat Hobby" desperate?
(a) A new play.
(b) A new actor.
(c) An original title.
(d) A new radio show.

5. Whom does Pat invite to the preview in "Pat Hobby's Preview"?
(a) His mom.
(b) His son.
(c) A young woman he just met.
(d) His wife.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "A Patriotic Short," whose house is next to Pat's house?

2. In "No Harm Trying," who has sent a message to Pat?

3. Whom does Pat end up consoling at the end of "Mightier Than the Sword"?

4. Why does the studio hire Pat in "No Harm Trying"?

5. Why has the director in "No Harm Trying" not worked in months?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what faults Pat finds in the actress, call boy, and director in "No Harm Trying."

2. In "Pat Hobby's Preview," what does the co-writer's demand that Pat's name be taken off the credits indicate?

3. In "Pat Hobby Does His Bit," how does Pat get himself into trouble?

4. In "Fun in an Artist's Studio," what does being asked to sit for an artist cause Pat to feel?

5. In "Pat Hobby's Preview," what has caused Pat to lose respect since movies have changed?

6. In "Two Old-Timers," how does seeing Phil make Pat feel better about himself?

7. In "No Harm Trying," why does Pat's idea fail?

8. What happens during the shooting of the scene in "Pat Hobby Does His Bit"?

9. In "Fun in an Artist's Studio," how does the artist try to get the look of desperation in Pat's face?

10. In "No Harm Trying," whom does Pat bring together and for what purpose?

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