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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Gallimard's fantasy, who plays Pinkerton?
(a) Comrade Chin.
(b) Gallimard himself.
(c) Manuel Toulon.
(d) Marc.

2. Why did Gallimard get scared when Isabelle screamed that she was coming?
(a) He was embarrassed to be seen with her.
(b) He didn't want it to end.
(c) He thought she meant someone was actually coming.
(d) He didn't like loud noises.

3. By what other name does Pinkerton's wife go?
(a) Little One.
(b) Lovely One.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Butterfly.

4. From what location is Gallimard narrating his story?
(a) A courtroom in Paris.
(b) His flat in Beijing.
(c) His flat in Paris.
(d) A prison cell in Paris.

5. What does Marc compare a pool full of naked women to?
(a) A scandal waiting to happen.
(b) A fish pond.
(c) A grab bag.
(d) A barrel of monkeys.

6. Where does Scene 8 take place?
(a) The Ambassador's home.
(b) The Chinese opera house and the streets of Beijing.
(c) A prison cell and the streets of Paris.
(d) The President's home.

7. What is one of the features of Pinkerton's house?
(a) A disco mirror ball.
(b) A view of the rice fields.
(c) Shag carpet.
(d) A view of the ocean.

8. What does Gallimard say about Song's performance?
(a) It is the first time he sees the beauty of the story.
(b) It is the first time he understands her death.
(c) It is the first time he sees the truth of the story.
(d) It is the first time he is angry at Pinkerton.

9. How much does Pinkerton pay for Butterfly?
(a) 200 yen.
(b) 200 dollars.
(c) 100 dollars.
(d) 100 yen

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

11. What does Gallimard fear when Toulon is talking to him?
(a) He will be fired.
(b) He will take Song away from him.
(c) He cannot be saved by love.
(d) He is going to kill him.

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

13. How large is Gallimard's cell?
(a) 3 meters by 5 meters.
(b) 4 1/2 meters by 5 meters.
(c) 4 feet by 5 feet.
(d) 4 1/2 feet by 5 feet.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Song say is different about Gallimard that made him stand out in her audience?

2. In Act 1, Scene 7, when Gallimard is speaking to Helga, what does he say about the Chinese?

3. In what year does Scene 4 take place?

4. In what year does Scene 12 take place?

5. What does Gallimard consider himself to be?

(see the answer keys)

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