The Laramie Project Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 3, the Reverend Fred Phelps claims that “the fags are bringing us out here trying to make Matthew Shepard into a poster boy for” what?
(a) The counterculture
(b) Justice
(c) The gay lifestyle
(d) Innocence

2. The Reverend Fred Phelps claims in Act 3 that “God’s _____ is pure.”
(a) Intuition
(b) Forgiveness
(c) Hatred
(d) Love

3. Who was the owner of the Fireside Bar at the time that Matthew Shepard was killed?
(a) Harry Woods
(b) Matt Mickelson
(c) Russell Henderson
(d) Jon Peacock

4. Who discovered the body of Matthew Shepard?
(a) Lucy Thompson
(b) Jon Peacock
(c) Sherry Johnson
(d) Aaron Kreifels

5. What refers to a type of editorial bias in mass media in which events and topics in news stories and pieces are over-hyped to increase viewership or readership numbers?
(a) Politicism
(b) Dramatism
(c) Sensationalism
(d) Moralism

6. Russell Henderson’s Mormon Home Teacher claims to have known Russell’s family for how long in “Moment: Russell Henderson” of Act 3?
(a) 38 years
(b) 25 years
(c) 12 years
(d) 45 years

7. Who decided to organize a group of individuals to assemble around the Westboro Baptist Church protesters dressed as angels at the trial of Russell Henderson?
(a) Romaine Patterson
(b) Rob DeBree
(c) Marge Murray
(d) Harry Woods

8. Who was the girlfriend of Russell Henderson at the time of Matthew Shepard’s murder?
(a) Sherry Johnson
(b) Rebecca Hilliker
(c) Tiffany Edwards
(d) Chastity Pasley

9. What Laramie resident describes being recorded for Hard Copy in Act 2?
(a) Romaine Patterson
(b) Aaron Kreifels
(c) Doc O’Connor
(d) Aaron McKinney

10. What verdict did the jury reach in the case of Aaron McKinney for the charge of aggravated robbery?
(a) Mistrial
(b) Guilty
(c) Not guilty
(d) Not guilty by reason of insanity

11. Who is described as a “first-term Republican up for reelection” in Act 2?
(a) Doug Laws
(b) Jedadiah Schultz
(c) Jim Geringer
(d) Reverend Fred Phelps

12. For how many hours was Matthew Shepard abandoned and tied to a fence before being discovered?
(a) 18 hours
(b) 23 hours
(c) 4 hours
(d) 7 hours

13. Who says in “Moment: Departure” of Act 3, “And I will speak with you, I will trust that if you write a play of this, that you say it right. You need to do your best to say it correct”?
(a) Father Roger Schmit
(b) Jon Peacock
(c) Sherry Aanenson
(d) Reverend Fred Phelps

14. Who states in “Moment: A Death Penalty Case” of Act 3, “I don’t believe that one person should be killed as redemption for his having killed another. Two wrongs don’t make a right.”?
(a) Father Roger Schmit
(b) Matt Galloway
(c) Dr. Cantway
(d) Reverend Fred Phelps

15. Who was the judge that presided over the case of the State of Wyoming versus Aaron James McKinney?
(a) The Honorable Barton R. Voigt
(b) The Honorable Jacob F. Benson
(c) The Honorable Frank T. Robinson
(d) The Honorable Daniel R. Hughes

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the bartender at the Fireside Bar on the night that Matthew Shepard was killed?

2. Who says, “So when they used “gay panic” as their defense, I felt, this is good, if nothing else the truth is going to be told … the truth is coming out” in “Moment: Gay Panic” of Act 3?

3. In “Moment: Russell Henderson” of Act 3, how does Russell Henderson change his plea?

4. What verdict did the jury reach in the case of Aaron McKinney for the charge of first-degree felony murder (kidnapping)?

5. In “Moment: The Essential Facts” in Act 2, the Newspaperperson states that who are being charged with the brutal beating of Matthew Shepard?

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