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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Diana's last name in Next to Normal?
(a) Conroy.
(b) Smithwick.
(c) Jenkins.
(d) Goodman.

2. Who played the character of Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden in the original Broadway cast of Next to Normal?
(a) Aaron Tveit.
(b) J. Robert Spencer.
(c) Asa Somers.
(d) Louis Hobson.

3. What word (in a dramatic or literary work) refers to a decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot?
(a) Climax.
(b) Hill.
(c) Outcrop.
(d) Wave.

4. What song does Dan sing as he tidies up in Act 1, Scene 11?
(a) "I Dreamed a Dance".
(b) "I Miss the Mountains".
(c) "I Am the One".
(d) "I've Been".

5. What song does Gabe sing in Act 1, Scene 8?
(a) "The Break".
(b) "I Miss the Mountains".
(c) "I'm Alive".
(d) "You Don't Know".

6. When did Next to Normal close on Broadway?
(a) March 24, 2009.
(b) June 11, 2010.
(c) September 4, 2008.
(d) January 16, 2011.

7. What emotional ballad does Dan sing to Diana in Act 1, Scene 11?
(a) "It's Gonna Be Good".
(b) "I'm Alive".
(c) "Hey #2".
(d) "A Light in the Dark".

8. Who suggests that what Diana is doing is a good idea and that she is brave in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Dr. Madden.
(b) Gabe.
(c) Dr. Fine.
(d) Dan.

9. Who is the protagonist of Next to Normal?
(a) Katie.
(b) Marsha.
(c) Diana.
(d) Natalie.

10. Who is Diana's pharmacologist in Act 1, Scene 6?
(a) Dr. Thompson.
(b) Dr. Diaz.
(c) Dr. Williams.
(d) Dr. Fine.

11. Who played the character of Gabe in the original Broadway cast of Next to Normal?
(a) J. Robert Spencer.
(b) Asa Somers.
(c) Louis Hobson.
(d) Aaron Tveit.

12. Who claims that he sits behind Natalie in several classes and knows her schedule in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Dr. Fine.
(b) Dan.
(c) Dr. Madden.
(d) Henry.

13. What is the title of the song sung by Natalie in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) "I Dreamed a Dance".
(b) "I'm Alive".
(c) "Everything Else".
(d) "Just Another Day".

14. Who played the character of Henry in the original Broadway cast of Next to Normal?
(a) J. Robert Spencer.
(b) Preston K. Sadleir.
(c) Aaron Tveit.
(d) Adam Chanler-Berat.

15. What song does Henry sing to Natalie in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) "How Could I Ever Forget".
(b) "It's Gonna Be Good".
(c) "Perfect for You".
(d) "I Miss the Mountains".

Short Answer Questions

1. What song does Diana, Natalie and Gabe sing in Act 1, Scene 7?

2. From what song does the line "things aren't as bizarre as they are" come in Next to Normal?

3. What song does Dan sing in reply to Diana's song in Act 1, Scene 6?

4. Who invites Henry to dinner in Act 1, Scene 5?

5. What is the name of the protagonist's daughter in Next to Normal?

(see the answer keys)

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