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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Dr. Madden appears in Act 1, Scene 10, commenting as he makes a report that Diana has done what?
(a) Disappeared.
(b) Killed someone else.
(c) Killed herself.
(d) Attempted suicide.

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

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

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

5. What drug does Henry give to Natalie in Act 1, Scene 7?
(a) Mescaline.
(b) Cocaine.
(c) Marijuana.
(d) Mushrooms.

6. What reflective ballad does Dan sing in Act 1, Scene 5 about his son?
(a) "He's Not Here".
(b) "Who's Crazy".
(c) "I Miss the Mountains".
(d) "Seconds and Years".

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

8. Gabe's song in Act 1, Scene 8 is intercut with dialogue between Dan and whom?
(a) Henry.
(b) Dr. Fine.
(c) Natalie.
(d) Diana.

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

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

11. 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) Outcrop.
(b) Hill.
(c) Wave.
(d) Climax.

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

13. What tender ballad does Gabe sing in Act 1, Scene 10?
(a) "There's a World".
(b) "Aftershocks".
(c) "I've Been".
(d) "I Am the One".

14. What refers to anything, as an act or event, that serves as a stimulus and initiates or precipitates a reaction or series of reactions?
(a) Antagonist.
(b) Trigger.
(c) Catalyst.
(d) Conflict.

15. What style of music does Henry play in Act 1, Scene 3, as Natalie listens?
(a) Blues.
(b) Rock.
(c) Jazz.
(d) Reggae.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the protagonist's husband in Next to Normal?

2. What hard driving rock tune does Diana sing in Act 1, Scene 6?

3. 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?

4. Act 1, Scene 4 flashes back to Dan's proposal, which was prompted by the news that Diana was what?

5. Who appears and sings along with Dan using no words in Act 1, Scene 11?

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