The Twilight Zone Companion Test | Final Test - Hard

Marc Scott Zicree
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many of the 68 scripts had Rod written?

2. What lands Charley in an asylum?

3. What had CBS inadvertently changed?

4. Houghton eventually took a job with Four Star Productions. Fearing that the show would not be renewed, Serling took a job as what?

5. In "Once Upon a Time," the story revolves around who?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did this lawsuit affect "Miniature"?

2. How was Serling's career as a teacher harder than he imagined it would be?

3. What is the first show of the second season? Describe this show.

4. How was Rod Serling feeling by the beginning of the third season?

5. Describe "A Game of Pool".

6. How did Houghton feel about working with Buster Keaton? Why?

7. Who wrote "Two"? What is intriguing about this story?

8. What did followers do to show their loyalty to "The Twilight Zone"?

9. Describe "Back There."

10. How was "The Twilight Zone" changed for the fourth season?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Serling acted as "The Twilight Zone" narrator.

Part 1) How did he acquire this job? Why was he given this job?

Part 2) What did he think about this job? Why? How does this compare to his personality?

Part 3) What did others think of him as the narrator? Why did they feel this way?

Part 4) How has Serling's narration become significant for this television series? Why?

Essay Topic 2

When the show was renewed, the format was changed.

Part 1) How was the format prior to the change? How was it changed?

Part 2) Why was the format prior to the change? Was this a good idea? Why or why not?

Part 3) Did this change last? Why or why not? How did changes affect the show?

Essay Topic 3

An interesting opportunity arose with "Night Gallery".

Part 1) Describe "Night Gallery." What interesting opportunity arose?

Part 2) How was "Night Gallery" important?

Part 3) How did "Night Gallery" also develop in a way that was the exact thing Serling had spent his career avoiding?

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