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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. When Natalie is informed of the controversial therapy being used on her mother in Act 1, Scene 11, she reacts with anger, accusing Dan of what?
(a) Wanting to rid himself of Diana.
(b) Putting her through hell.
(c) Being selfish.
(d) Betraying Diana's trust.

7. In Act 1, Scene 7, Gabe appears and sings with Natalie about "the son of steel and the daughter of" what?
(a) Water.
(b) Wood.
(c) Fire.
(d) Air.

8. What song does Dan sing in reply to Diana's song in Act 1, Scene 6?
(a) "Hey #3".
(b) "How Could I Ever Forget".
(c) "I Am The One".
(d) "Just Another Day".

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

10. 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) Mozart.
(d) Schubert.

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

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

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

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

15. In what year was Next to Normal nominated for eleven Tony Awards?
(a) 2000.
(b) 2009.
(c) 2005.
(d) 2002.

Short Answer Questions

1. What drug do Natalie and Henry use in Act 1, Scene 4?

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

3. Who played the character of Henry in the original Broadway cast of Next to Normal?

4. How many Tony Awards did Next to Normal win the year it was nominated for eleven awards?

5. What is the name of the protagonist's son who died in the musical?

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