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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is described as having boyish charms?
(a) Murray.
(b) Arnold.
(c) Ed.
(d) Alan.

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

3. How often does Lady sing a torch song?
(a) Between each scene.
(b) Never.
(c) After each actor speaks.
(d) Only once at the beginning of the play.

4. What is a stranger doing to Arnold?
(a) Offering him a line of cocaine.
(b) Berating him.
(c) Fondling him and opening his pants.
(d) Handing him a joint with incredible hashish.

5. How is the lighting arranged in this scene?
(a) It focuses only on the speaking character.
(b) It is totally dark.
(c) It is a red strobe light.
(d) Lighting is not specified.

6. What is the relationship between Ed and Arnold?
(a) They are co-workers.
(b) They do not actually know each other.
(c) They are lovers.
(d) They are best friends.

7. Where is the setting in Scene 3?
(a) A swank restaurant.
(b) Aboard an airplane.
(c) Hollywood.
(d) The International Stud gay bar.

8. Why will Ed not introduce Arnold to his parents?
(a) Because Arnold is a blue collar worker.
(b) Ed has now decided to introduce Arnold to his parents.
(c) His parents would not understand a homosexual relationship.
(d) Because Arnold is a different race from Ed.

9. What does Arnold admit to himself?
(a) That he actually finds Ed quite obnoxious.
(b) That he loves Ed.
(c) That he only liked Ed for the sex.
(d) That he does not want to go back to Ed and risk getting hurt again.

10. What does Murray want Arnold to do?
(a) To drive with him to Mexico City.
(b) To go home and try to sleep off the drugs he took.
(c) To jump off the Golden Gate bridge for his suicide.
(d) Go to the back room.

11. Why does Ed date a woman as well as Arnold?
(a) He doesn't date women.
(b) He and Arnold are not dating.
(c) To make Arnold jealous.
(d) To banish his ambiguous feelings.

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

13. How is the character Ed Reiss described?
(a) As a race car driver turned bartender.
(b) As tall and with a pockmarked face.
(c) As a homosexual man.
(d) As having an obviously bad headache.

14. How does Arnold try to justify the anonymous encounter?
(a) By pointing out that the man was a lot bigger than Arnold and so Arnold was intimidated.
(b) By saying it is an attempt at finding love.
(c) By saying he wanted to see what it was like to have sex with a man.
(d) By saying he didn't know what the stranger was going to do.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what could the bed setting be symbolic?

2. How would Arnold most likely describe his love life?

3. With whom does Ed converse?

4. Who is at home?

5. What does Ed think about the weekend visit?

(see the answer keys)

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