Man On Wire - Exam Part I

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Man On Wire - Exam Part I - Quiz

This is the first part of your final exam--questions from the documentary Man on Wire.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As a child, Philippe Petit was quiet and withdrawn.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    When did Philippe's dream of walking between the towers of the World Trade Center first begin?
    • A. 

      The first time he visited New York City

    • B. 

      The first time he walked on a wire

    • C. 

      The first time he saw a drawing of the proposed towers

  • 3. 
    Who is the antagonist of this story?
    • A. 

      Society

    • B. 

      Philippe Petit

    • C. 

      The police officers

  • 4. 
    Who is the protagonist of this story?
    • A. 

      Society

    • B. 

      Philippe Petit

    • C. 

      The police officers

  • 5. 
    What is the setting of this story?
    • A. 

      You should always follow your dreams

    • B. 

      Character v. character

    • C. 

      New York City in the 1970s

  • 6. 
    What is not one of the things Philippe and his helpers do in preparation for walking between the towers?
    • A. 

      They construct a sort of boot camp in a field so that he can walk the required length.

    • B. 

      They test different systems for getting the wire across from one tower to the other.

    • C. 

      They time when the security guards walk around the tops of the towers.

  • 7. 
    What is not one of the things that goes wrong as Philippe and his helpers attempt to connect the wire between the two towers?
    • A. 

      Philippe can't see the arrow and winds up stripping naked to feel where the cord is.

    • B. 

      The guard spots them and they have to quit working for several hours.

    • C. 

      They have to work all night to get the wire tight enough to secure it.

  • 8. 
    What happens to Philippe and his girlfriend, Annie, after the walk is complete?
    • A. 

      They break up

    • B. 

      They get married

    • C. 

      He realizes that he needs to help her achieve her dreams

  • 9. 
    What does Philippe say is the reason why he walked between the towers?
    • A. 

      It was his childhood dream

    • B. 

      He wanted to be a rebel against society

    • C. 

      There is no reason why

  • 10. 
    The theme of this story is the importance of following rules and doing what society expects you to do.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is the most likely reason why people were willing to risk getting into trouble to help Philippe?
    • A. 

      They were afraid he would not be friends with them if they said no.

    • B. 

      Philippe's passion about following his dream rubbed off on them.

    • C. 

      They knew they would also become famous after he finished his walk.

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