Next to Normal Test | Final Test - Hard

Brian Yorkey
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What objects does Dan show Diana in Act 2, Scene 4 which she does not remember?

2. Dan reassures both Natalie and Diana in Act 2, Scene 2 that memories don't what?

3. What song does Dr. Madden sing, along with Diana and Dan in Act 2, Scene 4?

4. 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 _____."

5. What refers to a conductor through which a current enters or leaves a nonmetallic medium, as an electrolytic cell, arc generator, vacuum tube, or gaseous discharge tube?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the symbolic and metaphorical elements in Act 1, Scene 10. How does this scene illustrate the suicide attempt of the protagonist in a creative way?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the musical elements, structure and terms in Act 1, Scene 1. How are the music and dialogue intercut and what effect does this have on the reader/audience?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the character of Henry in the narrative and the motif of drug use. How does Henry's character differ from the characters of the Goodman family?

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