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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who takes some of Diana's medication in Act 1, Scene 8?
(a) Natalie.
(b) Henry.
(c) Gabe.
(d) Dan.

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

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

6. What song does Diana, Natalie and Gabe sing in Act 1, Scene 7?
(a) "Song of Forgetting".
(b) "Superboy and the Invisible Girl".
(c) "Perfect for You".
(d) "You Don't Know".

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

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

9. What song does Diana sing about her longing for feeling in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) "I've Been".
(b) "Everything Else".
(c) "The Break".
(d) "I Miss the Mountains".

10. What song does Diana's doctor sing in Act 1, Scene 9?
(a) "It's Gonna Be Good".
(b) "He's Not Here".
(c) "Make up your Mind".
(d) "Better Than Before".

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

12. Who invites Henry to dinner in Act 1, Scene 5?
(a) Gabe.
(b) Dan.
(c) Diana.
(d) Dr. Fine.

13. What multi-voiced, rock-textured ensemble number is sung by Diana, Gabe and others in Act 1, Scene 9?
(a) "He's Not Here".
(b) "Catch Me I'm Falling".
(c) "I'm Alive".
(d) "Perfect for You".

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) Adam Chanler-Berat.
(d) Aaron Tveit.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What word means to compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation; extemporize?

2. Who played the character of Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden in the original Broadway cast of Next to Normal?

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

4. What object is a particular trigger for Diana of memories of Gabe in the narrative?

5. Who comments that Dan doesn't truly care about what happened to him or about what is happening to Diana in Act 1, Scene 6?

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