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

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

3. What did Ed used to call Arnold's bedroom?
(a) The Spaceship.
(b) The Pigpen.
(c) The XXX Room.
(d) The Nursery.

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

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

6. What conversational technique is continued in this scene?
(a) A round-robin technique.
(b) Fugue style overlap.
(c) Just thoughts in each character's mind.
(d) Indirect quoting.

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

8. What does Alan share with Arnold?
(a) That Alan was leaving Arnold.
(b) That Alan and Laurel have decided they love each other.
(c) That Laurel made a pass at Alan.
(d) That Alan is in love with Ed.

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

10. Of what does Arnold sing after Laurel leaves?
(a) Nothing; he is too upset to go onstage.
(b) A torch song about meeting the perfect man.
(c) A torch song about beauty and the beast.
(d) A torch song about the end of an affair.

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

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

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

14. What is the day when this act opens?
(a) A year later.
(b) Sunday night.
(c) Two months later.
(d) Monday morning.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Laurel's news?

3. What day of the week is it at the opening of this scene?

4. What are Arnold and Alan more resistant to than eating breakfast?

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

(see the answer keys)

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