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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is annoying to Arnold about his conversation with Ed?
(a) That Ed keeps talking about Laurel.
(b) The fact that Ed tries to kiss Arnold in the middle of the conversation.
(c) Ed's conflicted state of mind.
(d) That Ed does not acknowledge Arnold's hurt.

2. What does the stranger do when Arnold tries to talk?
(a) Slaps Arnold.
(b) Arnold is too scared to talk.
(c) Jokes around with Arnold.
(d) The stranger replies that he is deaf.

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

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

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

6. What is the main content of the monologue?
(a) Frustrations at the lack of true love.
(b) A list of reason why the talker is about to commit suicide.
(c) A diatribe agains homosexuals.
(d) A plea for political action for gay rights.

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

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

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

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

11. How does Arnold make a living?
(a) As a teacher.
(b) As a bartender.
(c) As a male model and a hustler for gay sex.
(d) As an architect.

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

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

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

15. How long has it been since Ed and Arnold last met?
(a) A year.
(b) Ten years.
(c) A month.
(d) Three days.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is at home?

2. About what is Arnold still hurt?

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

4. What is the relationship between Ed and Arnold?

5. What does Arnold aver to Alan?

(see the answer keys)

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