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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Laurel's knowledge of the fact that Ed and Arnold were once lovers?
(a) She has often suspected it but does not know for sure.
(b) She has no suspician about it whatsoever.
(c) It is not made clear how much she knows.
(d) She is aware of the fact.

2. Where is Arnold at the opening of this scene?
(a) The hospital.
(b) In a church service.
(c) The International Stud gay bar.
(d) At home.

3. Who plays a drag queen in this scene?
(a) Jacs.
(b) Tim.
(c) Arnold.
(d) Ed.

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

5. What does Ed think about the weekend visit?
(a) Arnold had to cancel at the last minute, so there is no visit.
(b) He is sorry it is taking place.
(c) Laurel would not dream of having Arnold visit their home.
(d) Ed does not understand all the commotion over a weekend visit.

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

7. Who is Ed dating?
(a) No one.
(b) Laurel.
(c) Jacs.
(d) Murray.

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

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

10. Who is at home?
(a) Arnold.
(b) Lauren.
(c) Ed.
(d) Tom.

11. How is the person trying to awaken Arnold?
(a) By yelling in his ear.
(c) With a bucket of cold water.
(d) With teasing and flirting.

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

13. How much time has passed since scene 2?
(a) A year.
(b) Four days.
(c) Four months.
(d) Ten years.

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. Whose perspective is revealed in the conversation?
(a) The homeless man's.
(b) The bartender's.
(c) Ed.
(d) Arnold.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Arnold's decision about visiting Laurel?

2. What is the setting at the opening of the play?

3. How does Arnold make a living?

4. What does Ed ask the person with whom he is conversing?

5. What is the name of the singer on the stage?

(see the answer keys)

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