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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Arnold think Ed may be ashamed of him?
(a) Because Ed never introduces Arnold to a chance encounter with any friends.
(b) Because Ed will only be with Arnold in a gay bar.
(c) Ed doesn't appear to be ashamed of Arnold.
(d) Because Ed never introduces Arnold to Ed's parents.

3. With whom does Ed converse?
(a) A homeless man.
(b) Arnold.
(c) Lauren.
(d) The bartender.

4. What does Arnold think of the gay bar scene?
(a) That he has met some wonderful friends there.
(b) That it is is humiliating and degrading.
(c) That it is a great place for sex.
(d) That he goes for the music.

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

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

7. Why is the backroom dark?
(a) So the video is clear.
(b) So the blacklight is effective.
(c) Because people are embarrassed to undress for a massage.
(d) For anonymity.

8. Over what does Ed feel discomfort?
(a) That Alan has made a pass at Laurel.
(b) That Laurel made flan when Ed told her that Arnold was allergic to it.
(c) That Arnold has brought Alan.
(d) Nothing; Ed is quite relaxed.

9. What is the setting at the opening of the play?
(a) A New York City apartment.
(b) A dressing room.
(c) The vatican.
(d) San Francisco.

10. How does Ed respond when he answers the phone?
(a) He is excited.
(b) He is angry.
(c) He is wary.
(d) He lets the phone ring.

11. What is the time frame of this setting?
(a) The evening of the first day of Arnold and Alan's visit with Laurel and Ed.
(b) A year after Arnold's visit to Laurel and Ed.
(c) Just at sunrise.
(d) Three days after Arnold's visit to Laurel and Ed.

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

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

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

15. What does Arnold ask of Ed?
(a) For sex for old times sake.
(b) For a hit of his cocaine.
(c) For a cigarette.
(d) For Ed to go away.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Arnold feel about the possible visit?

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

3. What is Arnold talking about with the other person?

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

5. What does Murray look like?

(see the answer keys)

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