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    As a child, Philippe Petit was quiet and withdrawn.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

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Philippe Petit was quiet and withdrawn as a child. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that this statement is not true. Therefore, Philippe Petit was not quiet and withdrawn as a child.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The first time he saw a drawing of the proposed towers
    Explanation
    Philippe's dream of walking between the towers of the World Trade Center first began when he saw a drawing of the proposed towers. This suggests that the visualization of the towers sparked his interest and imagination, leading to his dream of walking between them.

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  • 3. 

    Who is the antagonist of this story?

    • A.

      Society

    • B.

      Philippe Petit

    • C.

      The police officers

    Correct Answer
    A. Society
    Explanation
    In this story, the antagonist refers to the character or force that opposes the protagonist or creates conflict. In this case, society is the antagonist because it represents the collective norms, values, and expectations that Philippe Petit, the protagonist, goes against. Society's disapproval and resistance to Philippe's daring act of tightrope walking between the Twin Towers creates the main source of conflict in the story.

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  • 4. 

    Who is the protagonist of this story?

    • A.

      Society

    • B.

      Philippe Petit

    • C.

      The police officers

    Correct Answer
    B. Philippe Petit
    Explanation
    The protagonist of the story is Philippe Petit. This means that the story revolves around him and he is the main character who drives the plot forward. The other options, such as society and the police officers, are not the central focus of the story and do not play as significant a role as Philippe Petit.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. New York City in the 1970s
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New York City in the 1970s. This answer suggests that the setting of the story is in New York City during the 1970s. The other options provided, "you should always follow your dreams" and "character v. character," do not describe the setting of the story but rather represent themes or conflicts within the story. Therefore, the correct answer is New York City in the 1970s.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. They time when the security guards walk around the tops of the towers.
    Explanation
    Philippe and his helpers do not time when the security guards walk around the tops of the towers. The passage mentions that they construct a boot camp in a field for Philippe to practice walking, and they test different systems for getting the wire across from one tower to the other. However, there is no mention of them timing the security guards' walks.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The guard spots them and they have to quit working for several hours.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The guard spots them and they have to quit working for several hours." This is not one of the things that goes wrong as Philippe and his helpers attempt to connect the wire between the two towers. The other two options mention things that do go wrong, such as Philippe stripping naked to feel where the cord is and having to work all night to get the wire tight enough to secure it.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. They break up
    Explanation
    After completing the walk, Philippe and his girlfriend, Annie, break up. This suggests that their relationship did not survive the challenges or experiences they encountered during the walk. It implies that they decided to end their romantic involvement and move on separately.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. There is no reason why
    Explanation
    Philippe says that there is no reason why he walked between the towers. This suggests that he may have done it purely for the sake of the challenge and the thrill it provided him. It implies that there was no specific motivation or purpose behind his act, other than his own personal desire to accomplish something extraordinary.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the theme of the story is the importance of following rules and societal expectations. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that the statement is incorrect. This means that the theme of the story is not centered around following rules and societal expectations.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Philippe's passion about following his dream rubbed off on them.
    Explanation
    Philippe's passion about following his dream rubbed off on them. This means that Philippe's enthusiasm and determination to pursue his dream inspired and influenced the people around him. They were willing to risk getting into trouble because they were inspired by his passion and wanted to support him in achieving his goal.

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