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1) Read the sentence from the article: So what’s the story behind a show that’s become a Broadway must-see with no marquee names, no special effects and almost no white actors? Which word best means “Marquee?” A) Spotlight B) Underwhelming 2) Read the sentence from the article: Conservatives were particularly smitten. Which word best means “Smitten?” A) Uninterested B) Captivated 3) Read the sentence from the article: Hip-hop aficionados have taken note. Which word is the opposite of “Aficionados?” A) Connoisseurs B) Skeptics 4) No less a theater luminary than Stephen Sondheim, who knows his way around a lyric, is a fan of the musical achievements of Mr. Miranda, who has a degree in theater studies from Wesleyan University. Which word is the opposite of “Luminary?” A) Personage B) Mediocrity 5) Which statement is not a reason why Lin Manuel would be inspired to create Hamilton?
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A) Mr. Miranda’s interest in Hamilton was sparked when he wrote a paper in high school about the 1804 duel between Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr, which reminded Mr. Miranda of old-school rap rivalries. B) He was inspired to write a musical after reading a copy of “Alexander Hamilton,” a 2004 biography by Ron Chernow. C) “Hamilton” isn’t the first time Mr. Miranda, who attended the elite public Hunter College elementary and high schools on the Upper East Side, has helped to bring nonwhite actors (and audiences) to Broadway. D) The historical accuracy of “Hamilton” was crucial for Mr. Miranda, whose interest in all things history extends not just to 18th-century politics but also to musical theater.
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  • Spring '18
  • kevin chang
  • Theatre, Broadway theatre, Stephen Sondheim

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