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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Gallimard at the point Scene 13 occurs?
(a) Sixty.
(b) Forty.
(c) Twenty-eight.
(d) Thirty-nine.

2. What didn't Gallimard like about Song's second letter?
(a) She was very hateful.
(b) She said she would tell his wife.
(c) She said she missed him.
(d) She called him "friend."

3. What does Gallimard ask Song?
(a) "Are you the one?"
(b) "Why me?"
(c) "Are you my Butterfly?"
(d) "Who is Butterfly?"

4. What does Song say is undervalued in the West?
(a) Street smarts.
(b) Perseverance.
(c) Education.
(d) Bravery.

5. Who is the American consul character in Madame Butterfly?
(a) Gallimard.
(b) Sharpless
(c) Pinkerton
(d) Suzuki.

6. What event is going on in Scene 12?
(a) A meeting.
(b) A crowning.
(c) An opera performance.
(d) A reception.

7. What does Song claim she has given to Gallimard?
(a) Her soul.
(b) Her shame.
(c) Her life.
(d) Her love.

8. In Madame Butterfly, what are the last words Butterfly sings before she kills herself?
(a) "Death in life is worse than death. Death is life."
(b) "Death without honor is worse in life. Life is dishonor."
(c) "Life is no worse than death. This life is dishonor."
(d) "Death with honor is better than life. Life with dishonor."

9. In what year does Scene 4 take place?
(a) 1947
(b) 1963.
(c) Present day.
(d) 1960

10. What it the setting of Scene 6?
(a) The German ambassador's house.
(b) His flat in Paris.
(c) His flat in Beijing.
(d) The Australian ambassador's house.

11. In grammar school, what title was Gallimard given?
(a) "Least likely to be invited to a party."
(b) "Least likely to succeed."
(c) "Least popular."
(d) "Least likely to kiss a girl."

12. What did Gallimard replace with practicality?
(a) Passion.
(b) Lust.
(c) Ambition.
(d) Power.

13. What is Song's full name?
(a) Song Long.
(b) Song Gallimard.
(c) Song Liling.
(d) Song Suzuki.

14. Who plays the character of Suzuki in Gallimard's dream?
(a) Comrade Chin.
(b) Gallimard.
(c) Cio-Cio-San.
(d) Helga.

15. In Madame Butterfly, what is it that Butterfly fears from the Western man?
(a) He will catch a butterfly, pierce its heart and leave it to perish.
(b) He will force her to leave her family.
(c) He will love a butterfly and never let it go.
(d) He will kill her baby.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Isabelle have sex with Gallimard?

2. What does Gallimard consider himself to be?

3. Who is Gallimard used to seeing play the lead in Madame Butterfly?

4. Where does Scene 11 take place?

5. What does Song say she has never done before?

(see the answer keys)

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