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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who wrote the music for Next to Normal?
(a) Tom Kitt.
(b) John Robbins.
(c) Matthew Johnson.
(d) Edward Holmes.

4. What does Diana do while stating "I miss my life" in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Attempts to hang herself.
(b) Flushes her medicine down the toilet.
(c) Calls her daughter's cell phone.
(d) Overdoses on pills.

5. Next to Normal closed on Broadway after how many regular performances?
(a) 421.
(b) 239.
(c) 518.
(d) 733.

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

7. In the ending of Act 1, Scene 11, Gabe appears and watches as Diana gives what to Dr. Madden?
(a) Personal belongings.
(b) Test results.
(c) A urine sample.
(d) Consent forms.

8. What does Gabe say in Act 1, Scene 8, indicating that he is alive not only to Diana, but in other ways to Dan and Natalie too?
(a) "I own you."
(b) "I live on."
(c) "I cannot be forgotten."
(d) "You remember."

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

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

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

12. What new doctor does Diana see in Act 1, Scene 8?
(a) Dr. Kroeger.
(b) Dr. Madden.
(c) Dr. Ross.
(d) Dr. Fine.

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

14. Diana reveals what to Dan in Act 1, Scene 6?
(a) She hates her doctor.
(b) She misses her son.
(c) She tried to overdose on her pills.
(d) She's stopped taking her medications.

15. What refers to a substance in its carbonate or citrate form used in the treatment or prophylaxis of bipolar disorder or mania?
(a) Zoloft.
(b) Lithium.
(c) Lamictal.
(d) Paxil.

Short Answer Questions

1. Approximately how old was Gabe when he died?

2. What refers to anything, as an act or event, that serves as a stimulus and initiates or precipitates a reaction or series of reactions?

3. In what year did Next to Normal win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama?

4. Who takes some of Diana's medication in Act 1, Scene 8?

5. Who suggests that what Diana is doing is a good idea and that she is brave in Act 1, Scene 4?

(see the answer keys)

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