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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is waiting for a phone call from Ed?
(a) Tom.
(b) Arnold.
(c) Lauren.
(d) Jacs.

2. What is the purpose of the way the lighting is done?
(a) To show the characters in their best light.
(b) There is no particular reason.
(c) To set the mood.
(d) To elimnate the need for stage scenery.

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

4. What happens when Arnold bends over to set a beer can down?
(a) He asks the man who is with him to leave him alone.
(b) He sees a religious tract and decides to leave.
(c) He drops the beer and it foams all over his clothes.
(d) The stranger penetrates him from behind.

5. What is the name of the singer on the stage?
(a) Katz.
(b) Jacs.
(c) Laurel.
(d) Lady Blues.

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

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

8. When does Laurel want Arnold to visit?
(a) The upcoming weekend.
(b) In another month or two once Arnold has had time to process Ed's marriage.
(c) Never.
(d) When Arnold can get away.

9. What is probably the predominant emotion Arthur displays in this scene?
(a) Indifference.
(b) Hope.
(c) Bewilderment.
(d) Anger.

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

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

12. Who does Arnold plan to bring with him?
(a) Alan.
(b) Cynthia.
(c) No one.
(d) Joe.

13. 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) In the audience at the opera.
(d) It is not obvious where they are.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the relationship between Arnold and the person he is taking with him to Ed and Laurel's?

2. What is the main content of the monologue?

3. Who delivers a monologue?

4. What reveals Arnold's remaining hurt over the end of the relationship?

5. About what is Ed evasive?

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