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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. Who are the two main characters of the opera, Madame Butterfly?
(a) Pinkerton and his American wife.
(b) Pinkerton and Cio-Cio-San
(c) Cio-Cio-San and Suzuki.
(d) Cio-Cio-San and Sharpless.

2. At what time does Song call Gallimard?
(a) 5:30 AM
(b) 4:00 PM
(c) 2:00 AM
(d) 4:30 PM.

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

4. In what year does Scene 12 take place?
(a) 1963.
(b) 1986.
(c) 1947.
(d) 1960.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the American consul character in Madame Butterfly?

2. How does Toulon say Gallimard has changed?

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

4. According to Gallimard, why did God create Eve?

5. How large is Gallimard's cell?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Song need Chin to acquire a baby for her? What kind of baby does it need to be?

2. What are Chin's plans for Song after her time in the commune?

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

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

5. What is the nature of Gallimard's experiment with Song? Why does he decide to treat her in this fashion?

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

7. Define the "Rape Mentality" that Song describes in the courtroom.

8. Why does Toulon approve of Gallimard's infidelity?

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

10. How does Song's opinion of Madame Butterfly differ from Gallimard's?

(see the answer keys)

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