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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What refers to a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance?
(a) Adjective.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Hyperbole.
(d) Synonym.

2. What song in Act 2, Scene 1 is sung by Diana and Natalie?
(a) "Superboy and the Invisible Girl".
(b) "Everything Else".
(c) "Wish I Were Here".
(d) "Seconds and Years".

3. What in musical theater refers to a musical number in which music, ideas and even some text are sung again some time after being sung the first time?
(a) Octone.
(b) Reprise.
(c) Ballad.
(d) Chord.

4. What refers to a bouncy, fast pace in music?
(a) Up-tempo.
(b) Instrumental.
(c) Classical.
(d) Blues.

5. What is defined as existing, occurring, or operating at the same time; concurrent?
(a) Difference.
(b) Simultaneous.
(c) Duplicate.
(d) Consecutive.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 11, Natalie sings that normal is too far away, but that she'd settle for something what?

2. What song do Natalie and Henry sing in Act 2, Scene 3?

3. When Diana is unable to remember Natalie in a photo, Natalie attempts to do what in Act 2, Scene 4?

4. What is Henry worried about regarding Natalie in Act 2, Scene 3?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What questions does Diana bombard Dan with in Act 2, Scene 8? What is his response?

2. What is revealed in the conversation between Henry and Natalie in Act 2, Scene 12?

3. Who arrives after Dan leaves in Act 2, Scene 5? What interaction takes place with Diana?

4. What is revealed about the character of Natalie in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. What is symbolized in the song "Next to Normal" in the musical?

6. What reaction does Diana have to returning home in Act 2, Scene 2? What song is sung?

7. What song does Gabe sing in Act 2, Scene 5? What metaphor is used in the song?

8. What songs are sung by the ensemble in Act 2, Scene 9? What are the songs about?

9. What question does Diana pose to Dr. Madden in Act 2, Scene 10? What is Madden's reply?

10. What object does Gabe give Diana in Act 2, Scene 8? What song is sung?

(see the answer keys)

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