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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Scene 13 take place?
(a) The German embassy.
(b) Song's apartment.
(c) The French embassy.
(d) Gallimard's home.

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

3. 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 white women with the cruel Oriental man.
(c) The submissive Oriental woman with the cruel white man.
(d) The meek husband and the brave Oriental wife.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gallimard fear when Toulon is talking to him?

2. According to Gallimard, who wrote Madame Butterfly?

3. Why did Gallimard get scared when Isabelle screamed that she was coming?

4. What does Song hate about her audience?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In the opera, how does the character of Butterfly look on Pinkerton?

2. After seeing Song for the first time on stage, how does Gallimard react to her?

3. Why was Song beaten? What were Chin's choices for further punishment for Song?

4. Why did Toulon decide to keep Gallimard on board with the intelligence division?

5. In the story of Madame Butterfly, how is Butterfly treated by Pinkerton?

6. How does the Chinese opera differ from the performance Gallimard saw at the ambassador's house?

7. What is the difference of Toulon living "in China," and Gallimard living "with the Chinese?"

8. What does Song say she wants to do by the end of her encounter with Chin in Act 2, Scene 9? Is this her own choice?

9. What is Song's opinion on how managed to change Gallimard's destiny?

10. What seems to be other people's opinion of Gallimard? Does he reflect that same opinion?

(see the answer keys)

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