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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: Live and Let Live” of Act 2, who says “Well, it’s preached in schools that being gay is okay”?
(a) Doc O'Connor
(b) Aaron Kreifels
(c) Dennis Shepard
(d) Conrad Miller

2. What is the name of Romaine Patterson’s sister in The Laramie Project?
(a) Trish Steger
(b) Barbara Pitts
(c) Lucy Thompson
(d) Tiffany Edwards

3. In “Moment: The Gem City of the Plains” from Act 2, Newsperson 1 says that there are no more what per capita in Wyoming than there are in New York, Florida, or California?
(a) Crime
(b) Gays
(c) Murders
(d) Bigots

4. Rulon Stacey states in “Moment: Medical Update” in Act 2 that Matthew Shepard was admitted to the hospital in critical condition on what date?
(a) July 9
(b) October 7
(c) September 28
(d) January 16

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Leigh Fondakowski has been a member of Tectonic Theater Project since what year?

2. According to the Narrator in “Moment: Seeing Matthew” in Act 2, both of the murder suspects pled how to the charges against them?

3. According to Catherine Connolly in Act 2, the arraignment lasted how long?

4. What was the term that was used to refer to the individuals who dressed as angels and assembled around the Westboro Baptist Church protesters at the trial of Russell Henderson?

5. 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.”?

Short Essay Questions

1. What story is related by Reggie Fluty in “Moment: Seeing Matthew” of Act 2?

2. What public support is shown for Matthew in Laramie’s community in Act 2?

3. How does Kaufman use juxtaposition to create emotion in the audience in Act 2?

4. What external conflicts are established among the citizens of Laramie in the play?

5. What sentencing does Russell Henderson receive in Act 3?

6. What characters represent the theme of prejudice in The Laramie Project?

7. How does Romaine Patterson respond to the Reverend Fred Phelps in Act 3?

8. How is the phrase “Live and let live” used for contrast in the play?

9. In the past, legislative attempts to define hate crimes have sparked national debate. Should the definitions include crimes committed against disabled people or people of different nationalities?

10. How is The Laramie Project structured?

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