Test Your Knowledge on The Great Train Robbery
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This is a quiz of 10 questions to test your comprehension of the film screening of “The Great Train Robbery”. This is a practice quiz and you don’t need any particular score to pass. All the questions from this quiz will appear again on the “The Essentials of Screenplay Formatting” Final Exam.
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Question 1 of 10
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When did the robbers board the train?Correct
Incorrect. They boarded it as it was getting water at a station.
Question 2 of 10
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In the scene where the bandits throw the body of the fireman off the train, a dummy was used. What technique was used to substitute the real actor for the dummy?Correct
Incorrect. The technique is called “Match Cut”
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What do the bandits do after they separate the engine from the passenger car?Correct
Incorrect. They rob the passengers.
Question 4 of 10
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Who unties the telegraph operator?Correct
Incorrect. The Telegraph Operator’s daughter unties him.
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How do the men in the Dance Hall compel the ”tenderfoot” to do a jig?Correct
Incorrect. They shoot at his feet.
Question 6 of 10
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The Great Train Robbery was shot and released in the a period of 1 month in 1903. What month was the film shot in?Correct
Incorrect. The film was shot in November and released in December.
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Who directed “The Great Train Robbery”?Correct
Incorrect – Edwin S. Porter directed.
Question 8 of 10
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Which company originally distributed “The Great Train Robbery”?Correct
Incorrect – it was distributed by Edison Films
Question 9 of 10
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Who wrote the play and story that “The Great Train Robbery” was based on?Correct
Incorrect, it was Scott Marble
Question 10 of 10
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Who was the actor in the final scene?Correct
Incorrect. It was Justus D. Barnes.