Torch Song Trilogy Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does David respect tremendously?
(a) Ed.
(b) Mrs. Beckoff.
(c) Arnold.
(d) His art teacher.

2. What does Mrs. Beckoff believe at first about David when David arrives?
(a) That Arnold has taken on an underage lover.
(b) That David is a biracial child.
(c) That David is Arnold's biological son.
(d) That David should go to a home with a mother and father.

3. What does each person begin to question?
(a) If love can be wrong.
(b) The loyalty and depth of love of his or her lover.
(c) Why he or she loves their partner.
(d) Whether coming together was a good idea.

4. What does Arnold believe validates Laurel's attraction to gay men?
(a) The fact that Ed has told Laurel he is gay and she stays with him.
(b) The fact that Laurel has slept with several gay men.
(c) The pass she makes for Alan.
(d) The fact that Laurel goes to male gay bars frequently.

5. What are the two characters doing?
(a) Watching t.v. in bed.
(b) Making love.
(c) Cleaning up the kitchen after lunch.
(d) Driving to a convenience store.

6. What day of the week is it at the opening of this scene?
(a) Friday.
(b) Sunday.
(c) Saturday.
(d) Monday.

7. What does Laurel plan to accomplish over the weekend?
(a) She had no particular plans.
(b) To ascertain if there was still a spark between Arnold and Ed.
(c) To become pregnant by Arnold since Ed is sterile.
(d) To learn how to serve a ball in tennis as well as Arnold can.

8. What does David encourage Ed to do and what is Ed's response?
(a) David encourages Ed to discuss his relationship with Laurel but Ed declines.
(b) David encourages Ed to continue with his art.
(c) David encourages Ed to make the break with Laurel permanent.
(d) David encourages Ed to go back to Laurel.

9. What is the subject of Ed's reading?
(a) About the French revolution.
(b) A love affair between an 80-year-old woman and a boy of fifteen.
(c) How this new cologne is based on female pheromones.
(d) Nothing; he is not reading.

10. Of what does Arnold sing after Laurel leaves?
(a) A torch song about beauty and the beast.
(b) Nothing; he is too upset to go onstage.
(c) A torch song about meeting the perfect man.
(d) A torch song about the end of an affair.

11. What do Laurel and Ed do despite the presence of Alan and Arnold?
(a) Make love.
(b) Continue their Sunday morning schedule.
(c) Have Ed's parents over for brunch.
(d) Go off to play tennis.

12. What was Arnold's mother's response and friends' responses to Arnold's loss of Alan?
(a) That Alan was too young for Arnold anyway.
(b) That there are many other fish in the ocean.
(c) Arnold's grief was never validated by his mother and even Arnold's friends grew weary of his mourning.
(d) That Alan had never been faithful to Arnold anyway.

13. Where is Alan?
(a) He is in the bath.
(b) He and Arnold split up and he moved out.
(c) He has died.
(d) He is cooking breakfast in the kitchen.

14. What conversational technique is continued in this scene?
(a) Just thoughts in each character's mind.
(b) Fugue style overlap.
(c) A round-robin technique.
(d) Indirect quoting.

15. What does Laurel believe about Arnold?
(a) That he would make a great sperm donor for her.
(b) That he wants Ed back as a lover.
(c) That he is HIV positive.
(d) That he is cruel to Alan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom is Laurel calling?

2. What characters the apartment and why did they leave?

3. What does Arnold regret?

4. What is Laurel and Alan's reactions to Ed and Arnold?

5. Who seduces Alan?

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