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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. With what does Houghton note that the CBS executives were becoming increasingly concerned?
(a) The set.
(c) Story ideas.
(d) The budget.
2. The format was expanded from the original half hour length to what?
(a) A full hour.
(b) A two hour mini series.
(c) A half hour.
(d) A three hour mini series.
3. By the end of the third season, "The Twilight Zone" had become what?
(a) Almost obselete.
(b) Ingrained in the American culture.
(c) A waste in CBS's prime time slot.
(d) Criticized by the public.
4. The show was finally renewed, but what was changed?
(a) The writers.
(b) The actors.
(c) The format.
(d) The type of plots.
5. For what are the two Venusians looking?
(a) Mr. Dingle's mother.
(b) The two-headed martian.
(c) The Devil.
(d) A human on which to perform an intellectual experiment.
6. Did Serling get a break from writing for the show while teaching at Antioch College?
(c) Not at first.
7. Was "Miniature" much like "The Thirteenth Mannequin?"
(a) Yes, very much so.
(c) Yes, most likely.
(d) Yes, quite a bit.
8. With whom is this attempted in "Mr. Dingle, The Strong?"
(a) Jackson Pollock and Piet Mondrian.
(b) Burgess Meredith and Don Rickles.
(c) Dick Young and Ronny Howard.
(d) Joe Flynn and David Wayne.
9. When the doctor and Charley's family arrive at the museum, what do they find?
(a) One minitiature figure in the dollhouse.
(b) Two miniature figures in the dollhouse.
(c) No miniature figures in the dollhouse.
(d) Three miniature figures in the dollhouse.
10. Is the story of the bomber based on true fact?
(d) Very little.
11. How is this show about the B-52 bomber similar to previous shows?
(a) Someone disappears.
(b) A character has to find help when facing difficult circumstances.
(c) A character finds himself alone facing bizarre circumstances.
(d) Ghosts appear to the living.
12. Houghton eventually took a job with Four Star Productions. Fearing that the show would not be renewed, Serling took a job as what?
(a) An instructor at Antioch College.
(b) An instructor at The Ohio State University.
(c) An instructor at Ohio University.
(d) An instructor at Akron University.
13. By the beginning of the third season, what was happening to Rod Serling?
(a) He was tired of writing scripts.
(b) He did not want to work in the television industry.
(c) He no longer liked his production team.
(d) He was suffering from fatigue.
14. Perhaps the most disturbing episode of the second season is what?
(b) The Lonely.
(d) Long Distance Call.
15. When Mr. Dingle discovers his new-found strength, what does he begin to do?
(a) He buys a costume to camouflage his identity.
(b) He secretly uses it.
(c) Exhibits the power by performing a variety of tricks.
(d) Tries to hide it.
Short Answer Questions
1. To when is Corrigan taken back in time?
2. As with many of Serling's tales, "Back There" deals with what?
3. "Miniature" is considered to be what?
4. Serling was beginning to discover that the ideas ____________________ they had before the show began.
5. The show's creator was working on a screenplay adaptation for what?
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