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The Great Train Robbery (film)

Choose an answer from the four choices offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

The Great Train Robbery (film)1. What date was this western releases?

  • December 1903
  • December 1906
  • December 1909

2. Actors in the movie included A. C. Abadie, Broncho Billy and Justus D. Barnes, although there were no credits. Broncho Billy was the character this actor would play, what is the actor�s name?

  • Gilbert M. Anderson
  • Rex Reed
  • Tom Mix

3. Who photographed and directed the movie?

  • Thomas Edison
  • Thomas R. Hart
  • Edwin S. Porter

4. The movie ran how many minutes?

  • 12 min.
  • 30 min.
  • 90 min.

5. Where was this western filmed?

  • Dover, New Jersey
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Tucson, Arizona

6. It represents a significant step in movie making, being one of the first �narrative� movies of significant length. (It was quite successful in theaters and was imitated many times.)

  • True or False?

7. The original camera negative no longer exists in excellent condition.

  • True or False?

8. According to Library of Congress information, who owned the copyright to the film?

  • Gilbert M. Anderson
  • Edwin S. Porter
  • Thomas A. Edison

9. The fight on the tender. This thrilling scene was taken from the mail car showing the tender and interior of locomotive cab, while the train is running forty miles an hour....What scene is this in the movie?

  • Scene 1
  • Scene 4
  • Scene 8

10. How does the movie either begin or end (most prints show end)?

  • Bad guys riding off into he sunset.
  • Full frame of Barnes, leader of the outlaw band, taking aim and firing point blank at the audience.
  • One of the robbers stands watch while the other tries to open the treasure box. Finding it locked, he searches the messenger for the key. Not finding it, he blows the safe up with dynamite....

The Great Train Robbery (film)
[Answers]

  1. 1903
  2. Gilbert M. Anderson
  3. Edwin S. Porter
  4. 12 min.
  5. Dover, New Jersey
  6. True
  7. False.  The original camera negative still exists in excellent condition. The Library of Congress, who holds it, can still make new prints.
  8. Thomas A. Edison
  9. Scene 4
  10. Full frame of Barnes, leader of the outlaw band, taking aim and firing point blank at the audience.

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