Next to Normal Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By what name does Diana refer to her doctor in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Dr. Cooper.
(b) Dr. Ford.
(c) Dr. Mitchell.
(d) Dr. Smith.

2. What song does Diana sing to Dr. Madden in Act 2, Scene 10?
(a) "I'm Alive".
(b) "You Don't Know".
(c) "Aftershocks".
(d) "The Break".

3. What refers to the original form of rock music, basically dependent on a consistently loud and strong beat?
(a) Hard rock.
(b) Heavy metal.
(c) Salsa.
(d) Techno.

4. Natalie claims in Act 2, Scene 1 that she deserves to party because her mother is being what?
(a) Crazy.
(b) Forgetful.
(c) Electrocuted.
(d) Depressed.

5. What quickly paced, urgent number is sung by Gabe in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) "I've Been".
(b) "Wish I Were Here".
(c) "Aftershocks".
(d) "The Break".

6. What does Henry want to take Natalie to in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) The circus.
(b) A movie.
(c) Dinner.
(d) A dance.

7. What word means to make (oneself or another) no longer opposed; cause to acquiesce in something unpleasant?
(a) Reconciliation.
(b) Elope.
(c) Agitate.
(d) Migrate.

8. What refers to a ballroom dance in triple time in which couples spin around as they progress around the room?
(a) Waltz.
(b) Moonwalk.
(c) Macarena.
(d) Jitterbug.

9. What does Dan take from Diana and break in Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) A toy.
(b) A vase.
(c) A watch.
(d) The music box.

10. In Act 2, Scene 10, Diana musically asks Dr. Madden what urgent driving question?
(a) How will the new drugs affect her memory?
(b) How long will the therapy last?
(c) What happens when a treatment reveals a wound different from the one that had originally been treated?
(d) What happened to Dr. Smith?

11. What overlapping ballad is sung by Natalie and Diana in Act 2, Scene 11?
(a) "Light".
(b) "Just Another Day".
(c) "You Don't Know".
(d) "Maybe / Next to Normal".

12. Where are Natalie and Henry when they first appear in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) A police station.
(b) Outside a dance club.
(c) A boat show.
(d) The library.

13. What does Gabe hand to Diana in Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) A newspaper clipping.
(b) A book.
(c) A photograph.
(d) The music box.

14. In Act 2, Scene 6, an argument almost erupts between Henry and Natalie, but Henry defuses it by saying he'll come by when to take her to the dance?
(a) On Wednesday morning.
(b) The next weekend.
(c) The fifth of the month.
(d) The following night.

15. In his song solo in Act 2, Scene 5, Gabe compares electroshock therapy to what?
(a) The electric chair.
(b) Getting stung by bees.
(c) Sticking a fork in the wall outlet.
(d) Licking a car battery.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to an instruction written into the script of a play, indicating stage actions, movements of performers, or production requirements?

2. In Act 2, Scene 2, Natalie comments ironically on how good the treatment is - her mother's mind is "so pure / that she doesn't _____."

3. Who runs off to pursue Diana in Act 2, Scene 9?

4. In Act 2, Scene 9, Natalie tells Henry she can't go to the dance because she has to do what?

5. Diana sings that she believes her real problem is not in her mind but in what, in Act 2, Scene 10?

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