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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About what is Ed evasive?
(a) That he knows about Arnold's infidelity.
(b) That his parents are there.
(c) That he is seeing someone else.
(d) That he plans to break up with Arnold.

2. Who visits Arnold backstage after Arnold's performance?
(a) Murray.
(b) Jacs.
(c) Ed.
(d) Laurel.

3. Who does Arnold plan to bring with him?
(a) Alan.
(b) Cynthia.
(c) Joe.
(d) No one.

4. What does Ed ask the person with whom he is conversing?
(a) If he can get a Tom Collins.
(b) If it is uncomfortable sleeping on the vents.
(c) If the water is back on.
(d) If the back room is crowded.

5. What does Arnold think of the gay bar scene?
(a) That he has met some wonderful friends there.
(b) That it is is humiliating and degrading.
(c) That he goes for the music.
(d) That it is a great place for sex.

6. What is Alan's response to Arnold's declaration?
(a) Part disbelief.
(b) Indifference.
(c) Anger.
(d) Relief.

7. Who does Ed say he dates?
(a) Only men.
(b) Only Oriental women.
(c) No one.
(d) Women as well as men.

8. With whom does Laurel live?
(a) Ed.
(b) Murray.
(c) Jacs.
(d) Alan.

9. Who calls Arnold?
(a) Arnold's parents.
(b) Ed.
(c) Laurel.
(d) Jacs.

10. Why is the backroom dark?
(a) For anonymity.
(b) Because people are embarrassed to undress for a massage.
(c) So the blacklight is effective.
(d) So the video is clear.

11. Of what could the bed setting be symbolic?
(a) That they would each like to be sexually partnered with someone else.
(b) That they are all bored and need to sleep.
(c) There is no real symbolism to the bed setting.
(d) It could be symbolic of the intimacy of the characters with each other.

12. Who is trying to awaken Arnold?
(a) Ed.
(b) Alan.
(c) Murray.
(d) Laurel.

13. What does Arnold do in order to have some time to think over Ed and his relationship?
(a) Tells Ed he has to talk to his astrologer again about their relationship.
(b) Tells Ed to meet him outside the back but leaves out the front.
(c) Asks Ed to go get the car.
(d) Asks Ed to contact him in a few weeks.

14. What is probably the predominant emotion Arthur displays in this scene?
(a) Bewilderment.
(b) Indifference.
(c) Hope.
(d) Anger.

15. Who are onstage at the opening of this scene?
(a) Alan and Ed.
(b) Laurel, Ed, Arnold, and Alan.
(c) No one.
(d) Ed and Arnold.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is described as having boyish charms?

2. What revelation from Ed hurts Arnold's feelings?

3. What does Ed think about the weekend visit?

4. What does the stranger do when Arnold tries to talk?

5. This short scene establishes the potential for a future conflict using a writing technique named what?

(see the answer keys)

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