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. Natalie confesses in Act 2, Scene 11 that she once wished what?
(a) Diana would die.
(b) Dan could leave Diana.
(c) She could leave Henry.
(d) Dan would die.

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

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

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

5. How old was Gabe when Diana recalls having rushed him to the hospital in Act 2, Scene 8?
(a) 7 years old.
(b) A few months old.
(c) 5 years old.
(d) 16 years old.

6. Dan reassures both Natalie and Diana in Act 2, Scene 2 that memories don't what?
(a) Harm.
(b) Matter.
(c) Influence.
(d) Die.

7. In Act 2, Scene 11, Natalie sings that normal is too far away, but that she'd settle for something what?
(a) "You Don't Know".
(b) "I Miss the Mountains".
(c) "Next to Normal".
(d) "I Am the One".

8. In a reprise of what song in Act 2, Scene 10 do Diana and Gabe both resist the idea of more talk and electroshock therapy?
(a) "Seconds and Years".
(b) "Wish I Were Here".
(c) "Catch Me I'm Falling".
(d) "I Am the One".

9. When Henry says he'll be there for Natalie in Act 2, Scene 12, she protests, with increasing anger, that she might turn out to what?
(a) Betray him.
(b) Be a failure.
(c) Ruin his life.
(d) Kill him.

10. What reprise does Dr. Madden sing to Diana in Act 2, Scene 10?
(a) "Better Than Before".
(b) "Make Up Your Mind".
(c) "Hey #3".
(d) "Perfect for You".

11. The song sung by Dr. Madden and Diana in Act 2, Scene 7 is a reprise of what earlier song?
(a) "Hey #3".
(b) "It's Gonna Be Good".
(c) "I Dreamed a Dance".
(d) "You Don't Know".

12. What refers to a comparatively non-aggressive, melodic style of rock music in which the arrangement and lyrics are emphasized more than the beat?
(a) Soft rock.
(b) Death metal.
(c) Punk rock.
(d) Industrial.

13. In Act 2, Scene 11, Diana meets Natalie, telling her that she's going to take Natalie where?
(a) To the dance.
(b) To the movies.
(c) To the park.
(d) To the dentist.

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

15. How long is Diana's treatment set to last in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) 1 month.
(b) 2 weeks.
(c) 48 hours.
(d) 4 days.

Short Answer Questions

1. What song is sung by Diana and Dr. Madden in Act 2, Scene 7?

2. 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?

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

4. What refers to a bouncy, fast pace in music?

5. In Act 2, Scene 10, Diana musically asks Dr. Madden what urgent driving question?

(see the answer keys)

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