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

2. According to Gallimard, why did God create Eve?
(a) To serve Adam.
(b) To give life.
(c) To serve God.
(d) For the good of the earth.

3. What does Toulon believe about Gallimard?
(a) He will change the world.
(b) He is a passionate man.
(c) He is tidy and efficient.
(d) He is too quiet.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year does Scene 6 take place?

2. What is Song's full name?

3. Who plays the character of Suzuki in Gallimard's dream?

4. What is an important fact that Toulon wants Gallimard to know about their jobs at the embassy?

5. What does Song tell Gallimard she feels about his presence?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has Helga's opinion on China changed when she and Gallimard return to France?

2. How does Gallimard look at his marriage? Who did he marry? What did he marry for?

3. What happens when Gallimard sees Song naked for the first time?

4. Is it ever clear if Gallimard knew Song was a man?

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

6. What is the premise for Gallimard's favorite musical, Madame Butterfly?

7. Why does Song say that Peepee will never live in the West?

8. Why is Song's invitation to for Gallimardto enter her apartment so serious for her?

9. What did Song mean when she said the fascination Caucasian men have for Oriental women is always "imperialist?"

10. How do the actions within the play prove Song's theory that all a man wants from a woman is to submit, and that will result in him recanting his demands?

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