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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What song does Dan sing as he tidies up in Act 1, Scene 11?
(a) "I Am the One".
(b) "I Dreamed a Dance".
(c) "I Miss the Mountains".
(d) "I've Been".

2. What does Dan bring Diana a box of in Act 1, Scene 10?
(a) A puppy.
(b) A kitten.
(c) Gabe's things.
(d) Food.

3. What is the name of the protagonist's daughter in Next to Normal?
(a) Amy.
(b) Natalie.
(c) Diana.
(d) Kimberly.

4. From what song does the line "things aren't as bizarre as they are" come in Next to Normal?
(a) "A Light in the Dark".
(b) "Aftershocks".
(c) "Who's Crazy".
(d) "I'm Alive".

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

6. What drug do Natalie and Henry use in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) LSD.
(b) Cocaine.
(c) Methamphetamine.
(d) Marijuana.

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

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

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Dr. Madden appears in Act 1, Scene 10, commenting as he makes a report that Diana has done what?

3. What tender ballad does Gabe sing in Act 1, Scene 10?

4. What controversial treatment does Dr. Madden suggest for Diana in Act 1, Scene 10?

5. Who appears to ask Dan why he didn't take her to the hospital in Act 1, Scene 11?

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