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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the setting at the opening of this scene?
(a) The open-air market.
(b) The opera.
(c) A huge bed.
(d) A barn.

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

3. 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.

4. With what is Ed conflicted?
(a) Whether to quit his job.
(b) He has no real conflicts at the moment.
(c) Whether to move to New York.
(d) His homosexulity.

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

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

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

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

9. What does Murray look like?
(a) He is medium height, balding and wears glasses.
(b) He is short with a bit of a paunch around the middle.
(c) He is buffed and quite handsome.
(d) He is not onstage, so the audience does not know.

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

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

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

13. What is Arnold talking about with the other person?
(a) About the decorations.
(b) That he is hurt by Ed's betrayal and wants a deep and true love.
(c) How he has been tested for AIDS.
(d) That he plans to kill himself.

14. Whom does Ed resent?
(a) Alan.
(b) No one.
(c) Arnold.
(d) Laurel.

15. Who is jealous of Alan?
(a) Ed.
(b) Laurel.
(c) Murray.
(d) Arnold.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is at home?

2. Where are all of the characters in the opening of this scene?

3. What happens when Arnold bends over to set a beer can down?

4. What does Ed think about the weekend visit?

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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