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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old does Diana's doctor say Gabe would have been in Act 1, Scene 8?
(a) 12.
(b) 24.
(c) 15.
(d) 18.

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

3. Who is the protagonist's husband in Next to Normal?
(a) Dan.
(b) Gabe.
(c) Dr. Fine.
(d) Henry.

4. What refers to a type of affective disorder characterized by euphoric mood, excessive activity and talkativeness, impaired judgment, and sometimes psychotic symptoms, as grandiose delusions?
(a) Manic disorder.
(b) Autism.
(c) Schizophrenia.
(d) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

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

6. In Act 1, Scene 2, music plays a classical sounding piano part with some light orchestral accompaniment in the style of what composer?
(a) Bach.
(b) Pachelbel.
(c) Schubert.
(d) Mozart.

7. What form of treatment does Diana's doctor begin in the ending of Act 1, Scene 8?
(a) Brain surgery.
(b) Water therapy.
(c) Shock therapy.
(d) Hypnosis.

8. From what mental illness does the protagonist of Next to Normal suffer?
(a) Dyslexia.
(b) Bipolar Disorder.
(c) Multiple Personality Disorder.
(d) Schizophrenia.

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

10. What hard driving rock tune does Diana sing in Act 1, Scene 6?
(a) "Aftershocks".
(b) "Didn't I See This Movie".
(c) "I Am the One".
(d) "You Don't Know".

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

12. What word means lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive, as in sleep; torpid?
(a) Intracable.
(b) Implacable.
(c) Camoflauged.
(d) Dormant.

13. What psychiatric term refers to an experience that produces psychological injury or pain?
(a) Bully.
(b) Trauma.
(c) Horror.
(d) Agitate.

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

15. How many Tony Awards did Next to Normal win the year it was nominated for eleven awards?
(a) 1.
(b) 0.
(c) 3.
(d) 6.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What lightly textured waltz tune does Diana sing in Act 1, Scene 10?

3. What style of music does Henry play in Act 1, Scene 3, as Natalie listens?

4. What does Gabe eventually influence Diana to say in Act 1, Scene 10?

5. Who does Diana say she couldn't hold when she was born in Act 1, Scene 9?

(see the answer keys)

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