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. How does Laurel say she met Ed?
(a) At a bus stop.
(b) Through Ed's mother with whom Laurel works.
(c) While they were in the same therapy group.
(d) Through a personals ad in the newspaper.

2. What do Ed and Arnold declare?
(a) That nothing sexual happened between them.
(b) That they had sex but didn't enjoy it.
(c) That they are leaving for Paris together.
(d) That they have realized they are in love.

3. What is Ed's opinion of the subject matter of what he is reading?
(a) He finds the bloodbath of the French revolution fascinating.
(b) He thinks it's sexy.
(c) He thinks the cologne should be based on male pheromones.
(d) He has no opinion since he is not reading.

4. What do Arnold and Ed manage to do?
(a) Get some time alone together.
(b) Have a sexual encounter.
(c) Get into a food fight.
(d) Have a discussion of musical terminology.

5. Where is Laurel on the day after the weekend that Alan and Arnold visited Ed and her?
(a) In New York City.
(b) In Boston.
(c) Asleep in bed still.
(d) In the barn.

6. 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 should go to a home with a mother and father.
(d) That David is Arnold's biological son.

7. Who calls Arnold?
(a) Murray.
(b) Ed.
(c) Alan.
(d) Laurel.

8. Where are the characters in #139?
(a) The pond.
(b) In the car.
(c) The barn.
(d) The bedroom.

9. Why does Alan want to leave Ed and Laurel's home.
(a) He doesn't want Laurel to try to seduce him again.
(b) He is bored.
(c) His guilt over having sex with Ed.
(d) He is angry that Ed and Arnold had sex together.

10. Who are shown together in the second part of this act?
(a) Alan and Laurel.
(b) Ed and Laurel.
(c) Ed and Alan.
(d) Alan and Arnold.

11. What crisis that was just emerging during the writing of this play did the author seem to have in mind when writing this play?
(a) AIDS.
(b) The invasion of Poland.
(c) None.
(d) The Cuban Missle Crisis.

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

13. About what is Laurel upset?
(a) That she didn't get pregnant that weekend.
(b) Ed having sex with Alan.
(c) Learning that Ed initiated the phone calls to Arnold.
(d) That Ed still hasn't finished his latest novel.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Arnold compare the loss of Alan?

2. What is implied in the song Arnold sings?

3. What is the day when this act opens?

4. What do Arnold and Alan decide?

5. To whom is Ed reading?

(see the answer keys)

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