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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where are all of the characters in the opening of this scene?
(a) In the produce section of the open-air market.
(b) On the bed.
(c) It is not obvious where they are.
(d) In the audience at the opera.

2. What is one possible theme in this scene?
(a) It is impossible to be monogamous if you are not married.
(b) Love's long-term effects cannot fully be realized until much later after the initial impact has diminished.
(c) That temptation is avoidable through will power.
(d) That love is always a temporary state.

3. How does Arnold feel about the possible visit?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Excited.
(c) Uncertain.
(d) Negative.

4. What is the relationship between Arnold and the person he is taking with him to Ed and Laurel's?
(a) Arnold is not taking anyone with him.
(b) They are lovers.
(c) They are siblings.
(d) They are first cousins.

5. What does Laurel want?
(a) To ask for Ed's baby pictures back.
(b) To see if Arnold knows where Ed is.
(c) To tell Arnold that Ed has died.
(d) To issue an invitation to Arnold.

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

7. How would Arnold most likely describe his love life?
(a) Lackluster.
(b) Humiliating.
(c) Wonderful.
(d) Monagamous.

8. What is Ed's solution to his conflict?
(a) To start a job search while still holding on to his other job.
(b) To date a woman.
(c) To buy a book about New York.
(d) To do nothing.

9. How long has it been since Arnold and Ed have ended their relationship?
(a) Ten years.
(b) A year.
(c) Five months.
(d) A few days.

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

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

12. 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) Because Arnold is a different race from Ed.
(d) His parents would not understand a homosexual relationship.

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

14. With whom is Arnold talking?
(a) No one.
(b) Ed.
(c) Murray.
(d) Jacs.

15. What does Arnold express to Ed about their relationship?
(a) That is could be a lifelong commitment.
(b) That Ed would return but also that Ed would have more clarity on the direction of his personal life.
(c) That he never really wants to see Ed again.
(d) That he wishes Ed had come back sooner because Arnold is now in another relationship.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are onstage at the opening of this scene?

2. How is the person trying to awaken Arnold?

3. What does Ed think about the weekend visit?

4. What is annoying to Arnold about his conversation with Ed?

5. Who plays a drag queen in this scene?

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