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

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

3. How might Laurel have worked it out that her plan had been more successful?
(a) To have reserved the local indoor tennis court.
(b) To tell Arnold to come alone.
(c) To have known if she was able to get pregnant at that time.
(d) To invite several other couples with whom Laurel might have found a man to become pregnant.

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. 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 has no opinion since he is not reading.
(d) He thinks the cologne should be based on male pheromones.

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

10. What does Mrs. Beckoff believe at first about David when David arrives?
(a) That David is a biracial child.
(b) That David should go to a home with a mother and father.
(c) That David is Arnold's biological son.
(d) That Arnold has taken on an underage lover.

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

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

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

14. Who does David respect tremendously?
(a) Ed.
(b) Arnold.
(c) Mrs. Beckoff.
(d) His art teacher.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ed reading?

2. About what is Laurel upset?

3. What do Laurel and Ed do despite the presence of Alan and Arnold?

4. What characters the apartment and why did they leave?

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

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