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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gallimard consider himself to be?
(a) A celebrity.
(b) An old man.
(c) A failure.
(d) A perfect man.

2. What does Song say she has never done before?
(a) Talked to a man.
(b) Thought of any man the way she thinks of Gallimard.
(c) Sang for a white person.
(d) Invited a man up to her flat.

3. What character does Marc appear as in Act 1, Scene 11?
(a) A beuracrat.
(b) A servant.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A king.

4. Why did Gallimard cease to call on Song?
(a) He was afraid of scandal.
(b) He has no interest in her.
(c) To feel the rush of power over a woman.
(d) To protect her.

5. What is Song wearing when Gallimard enters her apartment?
(a) A full formal dress.
(b) A sheer dressing gown.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A kimono.

6. What does Song say is one of a Westerner's favorite fantasies?
(a) The submissive Oriental woman and the shy white man.
(b) The submissive Oriental woman with the cruel white man.
(c) The submissive white women with the cruel Oriental man.
(d) The meek husband and the brave Oriental wife.

7. What kind of woman did Gallimard marry?
(a) A sweet woman.
(b) An older woman.
(c) A quiet woman.
(d) An heiress.

8. What is the setting of Scene 12?
(a) The streets of Beijing.
(b) Ambassador Toulon's residence.
(c) The American embassy.
(d) Song's flat.

9. What does Toulon state will not be part of Gallimard's job requirement?
(a) Good judgment.
(b) Humility.
(c) Passion.
(d) Manhood.

10. How does Toulon say Gallimard has changed?
(a) He has become more physically fit.
(b) He has become withdrawn.
(c) He gets on his nerves,
(d) He has become confident.

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

12. According to Gallimard, who wrote Madame Butterfly?
(a) William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
(b) Giuseppe Verdi.
(c) Richard Wagner.
(d) Giacomo Puccini.

13. In the stage directions, who does David Henry Hwang compare Song to in appearance?
(a) Lana Turner.
(b) Anna May Wong.
(c) Nancy Kwan.
(d) Rita Moreno.

14. What is the setting of Scene 2?
(a) The streets of Beijing.
(b) A flat in China.
(c) A courtroom.
(d) A party in a chic parlor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the famous duet that Pinkerton and Sharpless sing together?

2. In grammar school, what title was Gallimard given?

3. What is Gallimard thinking when he is having sex with Isabelle?

4. What is different about the night that occurs in Scene 10?

5. What is Gallimard sick of hearing about the Chinese culture?

(see the answer keys)

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