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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why is Arnold adopting David?
(a) Because David was living on the streets.
(b) Because David is gay.
(c) Because David is his biological son.
(d) Because it is a goal that Arnold and Alan shared.

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

9. Why is Mrs. Beckoff coming to visit Arnold?
(a) For her biannual visit.
(b) To help Arnold legitimize his home for the social worker's visit.
(c) To inspect the home for approving David's adoption.
(d) To go to Alan's funeral with her son, Arnold.

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

11. 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 has no opinion since he is not reading.
(c) He thinks it's sexy.
(d) He thinks the cologne should be based on male pheromones.

12. 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.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. With what is Mrs. Beckoff concerned?

3. What does Laurel plan to accomplish over the weekend?

4. What conversational technique is continued in this scene?

5. Of what does Arnold sing after Laurel leaves?

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