The Laramie Project Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Moisés Kaufman
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author of the Introduction to The Laramie Project writes: “There are moments in history when a particular event brings the various ideologies and beliefs prevailing in a culture into sharp focus. At these junctures event becomes a” what, of sorts?
(a) Lightning rod
(b) Super Bowl
(c) Eureka moment
(d) Train crash

2. In the essay by Bertolt Brecht discussed in the Introduction to The Laramie Project, the author describes a model based upon “an eyewitness demonstrating to a collection of people how” what took place?
(a) A fire
(b) A traffic accident
(c) A murder
(d) A rainbow

3. In the staging notes, the author describes the set of The Laramie Project as what?
(a) A performance space
(b) A church
(c) A medieval hut
(d) A town square

4. Who developed the original music for the premiere production of The Laramie Project?
(a) Stephen Belber
(b) Doug Laws
(c) Harry Woods
(d) Peter Golub

5. In what year was Matthew Shepard murdered?
(a) 2001
(b) 1998
(c) 1995
(d) 1992

Short Answer Questions

1. The head of the theater department at the University of Wyoming states that she has found the people of Laramie to be nicer than those where that she used to teach?

2. Doc O’Connor claims that the trains that go by where he lives pass every how many minutes in Act 1?

3. Where does the Narrator say Doc O’Connor lives in Act 1?

4. The Waco siege began on February 28 of what year?

5. According to the author in the costuming and staging notes, The Laramie Project should be an event driven by what?

(see the answer key)

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