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. When Corrigan returns, what has happened to William?

2. As the second season of "The Twilight Zone" prepared for its debut, it was clear that the show had found what?

3. The premise of this first story is that a B-25 bomber falls out of the sky to land where?

4. How might Serling's time working on this screenplay be described?

5. When the doctor and Charley's family arrive at the museum, what do they find?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does CBS decide at the end of the fourth season?

2. Describe "Back There."

3. How is "King Nine Will Not Return" similar to previous shows? How is it unique?

4. Describe "A Game of Pool".

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

6. What other duties did Serling have that added to his fatigue?

7. Describe "Miniature".

8. What does Serling think about this change in format?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Buck Houghton joins Serling's team as the producer.

Part 1) Who is Buck Houghton? How did people think of him?

Part 2) How much influence did Houghton have on the show?

Part 3) How different was the show after Houghton left? Why? How different might the show have been if he had never been a part of Serling's team? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

"Miniature" never aired.

Part 1) Describe "Miniature". Why was it never aired?

Part 2) How might the public response have been if it had aired? How does this make the situation involving its inability to be aired even more sad?

Part 3) Why might this other writer have been upset by "Miniature"?

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