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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In “Moment: The Gem City of the Plains” from Act 2, Newsperson 3 says that Laramie “bills itself as Wyoming’s” what?
(b) Philosophy center
(c) Social hub
2. What two friends of Aaron McKinney does Stephen Belber describe meeting in Act 2?
(a) Shannon and Jen
(b) Karen and Katie
(c) Rebecca and Laura
(d) Melissa and Samantha
3. For what newspaper does Kerry Drake report in The Laramie Project?
(a) The Laramie Boomerang
(b) The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
(c) The Casper Star-Tribune
(d) The Jackson Hole News
4. 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) Harry Woods
(d) Marge Murray
5. Who says in “Moment: Epilogue” of Act 3, “We shot down the villains. We sent the prostitutes on the train. The town’s cleaned up, and we don’t need to talk about it anymore”?
(a) Aaron Kreifels
(b) Reverend Fred Phelps
(c) Sergeant Hing
(d) Jonas Slonaker
Short Answer Questions
1. Who describes the day of Matthew Shepard’s funeral in the beginning of “Moment: Snow” in Act 3?
2. According to Catherine Connolly in Act 2, the arraignment lasted how long?
3. 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.”?
4. What verdict did the jury reach in the case of Aaron McKinney for the charge of first-degree felony murder (kidnapping)?
5. Who claims in “Moment: Seeing Matthew” of Act 2, “Ultimately, no matter how you dice it, I did have an opportunity”?
Short Essay Questions
1. What internal conflicts are evident in the citizens of Laramie in the play?
2. How does Romaine Patterson respond to the Reverend Fred Phelps in Act 3?
3. How does Wyoming’s history relate to the establishment of equality for Americans?
4. What statement does Matthew Shepard’s father make in Aaron McKinney’s sentencing?
5. What is the objective of the Reverend Fred Phelps in the play?
6. How is prejudice defined? What role does it play in The Laramie Project?
7. What is the Society for Human Rights? When was it established?
8. How does Act 2 begin? What is the subject of the first interviews?
9. How does Kaufman use juxtaposition to create emotion in the audience in Act 2?
10. What internal conflict does Jedadiah present in “Moment: Live and Let Live” of Act 2?
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