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 discuss a similar subject of that between Ed and Laurel?
(a) No one.
(b) Alan and Arnold.
(c) Arnold and Laurel.
(d) Alan and Murray.

2. What gets in the way of Laurel's plans for the weekend?
(a) Laurel had no plans; she is just living the weekend as it unfolds.
(b) Arnold did not want to become a father.
(c) It rained and so they couldn't play tennis.
(d) Arnold bringing Alan along.

3. How much time has passed since the last scene?
(a) Five years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) A week.
(d) One year.

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

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

6. Why does Laurel say she is not inviting Alan and Arnold to her parent's home?
(a) She does not say.
(b) Her parents hate gay men.
(c) They live too far away.
(d) There is limited space.

7. Why is Arnold angry with Ed?
(a) He left Arnold to face Arnold's mother alone.
(b) He lied to the social worker.
(c) He is not sympathetic about Alan's death.
(d) He does not want to have a sexual relationship with Arnold.

8. What is Mrs. Beckoff's main concern about Arnold adopting David?
(a) That Arnold cannot afford to financially support a child.
(b) That the courts will not approve the adoption and Arnold will be hurt.
(c) That Arnold's lifestyle as inappropriate for raising a child.
(d) That Arnold will want Mrs. Beckoff to treat David like a grandson.

9. Of what do both couples agree?
(a) That their individual relationships are honest and open.
(b) That love is not reliable.
(c) That they should swap partners sexually for a night.
(d) That they should split up.

10. To whom is Ed reading?
(a) Arnold.
(b) No one.
(c) Murray.
(d) Laurel.

11. What did Ed used to call Arnold's bedroom?
(a) The Nursery.
(b) The Pigpen.
(c) The Spaceship.
(d) The XXX Room.

12. What is the day when this act opens?
(a) Two months later.
(b) Monday morning.
(c) A year later.
(d) Sunday night.

13. Why does Laurel want Arnold and Alan to rise?
(a) To play a pick-up game of basketball.
(b) To play doubles in tennis against her and Ed.
(c) She does not care if they arise.
(d) To eat breakfast.

14. What might be a theme of this particularly scene?
(a) This brief scene really didn't have a particular theme.
(b) That jealousy can occur in gay or straight relationships.
(c) That one should belong to an indoor tennis club.
(d) That the weekend can be pretty dull without some partner swapping.

15. Why did Ed call Arnold's bedroom what he did?
(a) Because there were glowing stars on the ceiling.
(b) Because it was so cozy and comfortable.
(c) Because Arnold had a collection of adult movies on the shelf in the bedroom.
(d) Because Arnold was so sloppy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Arnold say happened to Alan?

2. What is Ed reading?

3. With what is Mrs. Beckoff concerned?

4. How does David respond to Arnold telling him that Arnold still intends to adopt David?

5. What does each person begin to question?

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