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. 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.

2. How does David respond to Arnold telling him that Arnold still intends to adopt David?
(a) David has decided he does not want to be adopted because of Mrs. Beckoff.
(b) David is skeptical.
(c) David says he wants Ed to adopt him instead.
(d) David is appreciative of Arnold's thoughtfulness and states his joy at the thought of being adopted as Arnold's son.

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

4. How might one characterize Laurel's motive for inviting Arnold over for the weekend?
(a) Excited.
(b) Devious.
(c) Reluctant.
(d) Indifferent.

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

6. With what is Mrs. Beckoff concerned?
(a) With the threat of Arnold contracting HIV.
(b) With the obvious enmity between Ed and David.
(c) With Arnold's plans to adopt David.
(d) With whether Arnold is happy.

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

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

9. According to David, how has Arnold been since Alan's death?
(a) Arnold has become very religious.
(b) Arnold is lonely and leads a solitary life since Alan's death.
(c) Arnold has been suicidal.
(d) Arnold has been going to the bars every night.

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

11. What is implied in the song Arnold sings?
(a) That the perfect man may be a woman.
(b) That Arnold believes in love at first sight.
(c) That he still feels something for Ed.
(d) Nothing since he was too upset to go onstage.

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

13. Upon what do all four characters on stage agree?
(a) That it's time to get up and have some dinner.
(b) That there is always one person who loves one more than the other.
(c) That there is no explaining the complexities of love.
(d) That Arnold and Alan love each other.

14. What does Laurel admit about the weekend?
(a) That she wishes it had never happened.
(b) That it has not gone as she planned.
(c) That it was too short.
(d) That it was one of the best in a long time.

15. Where do Laurel's parents live?
(a) Europe.
(b) The California coast.
(c) New England.
(d) South America.

Short Answer Questions

1. One is the main action in this scene?

2. Where is Laurel on the day after the weekend that Alan and Arnold visited Ed and her?

3. What does David hope about Ed and Arnold?

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

5. Who does David respect tremendously?

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