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. What is Laurel and Alan's reactions to Ed and Arnold?
(a) Curiousity.
(b) Indifference.
(c) Voyeurism.
(d) Jealousy.

2. What does David encourage Ed to do and what is Ed's response?
(a) David encourages Ed to go back to Laurel.
(b) David encourages Ed to continue with his art.
(c) David encourages Ed to discuss his relationship with Laurel but Ed declines.
(d) David encourages Ed to make the break with Laurel permanent.

3. What does Arnold say happened to Alan?
(a) Alan had been killed in the street by some young men who hate homosexuals.
(b) Alan didn't really die; he ran off with another man and Arnold just thinks of Alan as dead.
(c) Alan developed AIDS and died.
(d) Alan died during surgery for injuries he suffered in a car accident.

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

5. To what does Arnold compare the loss of Alan?
(a) Like losing one's own life.
(b) Losing a dog with whom Arnold grew up.
(c) Arnold's grief over losing Alan is comparable to his mother's grief over losing her husband.
(d) He makes no comparison because nothing can compare to the loss of Alan.

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

7. Why does Laurel want Arnold and Alan to rise?
(a) She does not care if they arise.
(b) To eat breakfast.
(c) To play doubles in tennis against her and Ed.
(d) To play a pick-up game of basketball.

8. What might be a theme of this particularly scene?
(a) That the weekend can be pretty dull without some partner swapping.
(b) That jealousy can occur in gay or straight relationships.
(c) This brief scene really didn't have a particular theme.
(d) That one should belong to an indoor tennis club.

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

10. Where is Laurel visiting Arnold?
(a) At Arnold's home.
(b) At the club where Arnold is preparing to go onstage.
(c) In the gay bar, International.
(d) At a sushi bar.

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

12. 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) Arnold's grief was never validated by his mother and even Arnold's friends grew weary of his mourning.
(c) That Alan was too young for Arnold anyway.
(d) That Alan had never been faithful to Arnold anyway.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom is Laurel calling?

2. What did Ed used to call Arnold's bedroom?

3. Who discuss a similar subject of that between Ed and Laurel?

4. For what do Laurel and Alan probe?

5. What has Laurel done?

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