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1. In the film's opening scene Harvey first met his future lover Scott Smith, played by James Franco. The date '1970' was superimposed over the scene. Where did this meeting take place?
2. After Harvey and Scott moved to San Francisco, what type of store did they open?
3. Harvey Milk ran for political office in San Francisco four times. What was the position to which he was finally elected in 1977?
4. Which actor portrayed Milk's murderer, former Board of Supervisors member Dan White?
5. The director of "Milk" has been known for his gritty art-house films like "My Own Private Idaho" (1991) as well as mainstream hits like "Good Will Hunting" (1997). What is his name?
6. Actress Ashlee Temple portrayed the politician who had the sad duty of announcing the murder of Milk and Mayor George Moscone to the press. Which real-life colleague of Milk's did Temple play?
7. Mid-way through the film, Milk laughed that his ability to build unlikely political coalitions with groups like the Teamsters had earned him a nickname. The name reflected his influence in the section of San Francisco that was home to most of the city's gay population. What was Milk called?
8. One of the issues that Milk campaigned fervently against was California Proposition 6, a bill to ban gay teachers from the state's public school system. In a scene about this issue, Harvey Milk told Dan White that the proposition was so unpopular "even ______ is against it." Who did Milk say was anti-Prop 6?
9. Who appeared numerous times in the film solely through archival footage of her Florida orange juice commercials and nationwide crusade against gay rights?
10. Throughout the film Milk started his rallies by shouting "I'm Harvey Milk and I'm here to ________." What did Milk say he was there to do?
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