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) Alan and Murray.
(b) Arnold and Laurel.
(c) Alan and Arnold.
(d) No one.

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

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

4. What characters the apartment and why did they leave?
(a) Ed and Mrs. Beckoff left to go to the lawyer's office.
(b) Ed and Arnold left to have privacy.
(c) David and Ed have left the apartment so that Arnold and Mrs. Beckoff can have some privacy.
(d) Ed and Mrs. Beckoff left to give Arnold a chance to talk to David about the adoption.

5. What are Arnold and Alan more resistant to than eating breakfast?
(a) Playing tennis.
(b) Cooking breakfast.
(c) Catching the early ferry.
(d) Going to church.

6. 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 Alan had never been faithful to Arnold anyway.
(c) That Alan was too young for Arnold anyway.
(d) That there are many other fish in the ocean.

7. For what do Laurel and Alan probe?
(a) Evidence that Ed is not gay.
(b) For an admission from Arnold that he is seeing another man besides Alan.
(c) For evidence of Arnold being HIV positive.
(d) Details of the time that Ed and Arnold spent in bed today.

8. What do Arnold and Alan decide?
(a) That they are better off just friends.
(b) That despite Alan's infidelity, they want to be together.
(c) That Alan and Ed should be together.
(d) That both need to be tested for HIV since Ed is HIV positive.

9. What has Laurel done?
(a) Left Ed.
(b) Called Arnold.
(c) Re-decorated the master bath.
(d) Gotten pregnant by Arnold.

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

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

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

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

14. What is Ed reading?
(a) Nothing.
(b) An advertisement for men's cologne.
(c) A newspaper article.
(d) A Tale of Two Cities.

15. What does the author seem to be revealing in this scene?
(a) That Laurel secretly wishes to sleep with Arnold.
(b) That Alan is an unsavory person.
(c) The fact that Ed is solidly heterosexual.
(d) More of the characters' vulnerabilities and emotional states.

Short Answer Questions

1. How might one characterize Laurel's motive for inviting Arnold over for the weekend?

2. Why does Laurel want Arnold and Alan to rise?

3. Why is Arnold adopting David?

4. What characters are on stage at the opening of this scene?

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

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