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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which newspaper goes to a judge in order to stop the prison's stance on no-interviews?
(a) Salt Lake City Tribune
(b) San Francisco Chronicle
(c) Chicago Tribune
(d) Utah News

2. Larry Schiller is a former ________ photographer turned sensationalist writer and wanna-be documentary producer.
(a) National Geographic
(b) Time
(c) Newsweek
(d) Life

3. Where does Nicole hide the pills she is sneaking in to Gary?
(a) Her hat
(b) A shoe
(c) Her vagina
(d) Her purse

4. What is given to Gary every few hours during his final party?
(a) Food
(b) Gifts
(c) Speed
(d) Heroin

5. Who decides that wooing Gary's family might be a better way to get the rights to his story?
(a) Stanley Greenberg
(b) Larry Schiller
(c) David Susskind
(d) Earl Dorius

6. Who is the warden at Utah State Penitentiary that tries to keep all of the reporters out, although he lets Boaz in?
(a) Bill Barrett
(b) Sam Smith
(c) Earl Dorius
(d) Jonas Thomas

7. What is Gary at first not allowed to eat because it's not on his Last Supper list?
(a) Cake
(b) Chips
(c) Pizza
(d) Ribs

8. Gary writes a letter protesting the _______ of his execution, accusing the state of not having the courage of its convictions.
(a) Manner
(b) Stay
(c) Plea
(d) Lawyers

9. What does Tamara Smith do in order to get more of the story on Gary?
(a) Befriends Nicole
(b) Dates Vern
(c) Talks to Bessie
(d) Sleeps with Gibbs

10. What has Gary already willed to others?
(a) His jewelry
(b) His money
(c) His clothing
(d) His organs

11. Who is already publishing excerpts of the letters of Nicole and Gary?
(a) Life
(b) Enquirer
(c) Time
(d) The Globe

12. Who insists that a bulk of the proceeds derived from the deal with Schiller go to benefit the children of Gary's victims?
(a) Larry
(b) Grace
(c) Vern
(d) Nicole

13. What does Boaz have to do because the officers believe he is the one who sneaked sleeping pills into Gary?
(a) Pay a fine
(b) Stay away from the prison
(c) Talk with him on a phone through glass
(d) Go to jail for a few days

14. Who is the pot-smoking, hippie-like, former prosecuting attorney from Boalt Hall?
(a) Bill Barrett
(b) Roger Calhoun
(c) Dennis Boaz
(d) Earl Dorius

15. Who is the famous journalist/reporter that is in town trying to learn more about the Gary Gilmore case?
(a) Oprah Winfrey
(b) Phil Donohue
(c) Geraldo Rivera
(d) Sally Smith

Short Answer Questions

1. Gil Athay is an attorney for one of the ________, and he soon gets into the fray as well.

2. Jeff Newman, the man who shows up at Nicole's house the day her body is discovered after her pill overdose, is from what publication?

3. What is the nickname Nicole is given by Gary, although it only comes up in their letters?

4. What does Earl end up preventing as a result of his legal actions to prevent the media access to Gary?

5. Who is pissed off at Schiller for not being able to attend Gary's memorial service?

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