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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does David hope about Ed and Arnold?
(a) That they will not start a relationship.
(b) That they will not let Mrs. Beckoff live there.
(c) That they will rekindle their relationship.
(d) David expresses no particular thoughts about Arnold and Ed.

8. What has the weekend stirred up?
(a) A love triangle.
(b) Hidden anger between Ed and Arnold.
(c) A feeling of attraction between Ed and Alan.
(d) Insecurites in each person.

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

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

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

12. Whom is Laurel calling?
(a) Murray.
(b) Arnold and Alan.
(c) Her mother.
(d) Ed.

13. One is the main action in this scene?
(a) The arrival of two other young couples and subsequent confusion.
(b) An exploration of the relationship between each person of the two couples.
(c) The harmony of the four getting along to create dinner.
(d) The revelation that Arnold and Ed plan to sneak off to have sex.

14. 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 does not want to have a sexual relationship with Arnold.
(d) He is not sympathetic about Alan's death.

15. What is the subject of Ed's reading?
(a) Nothing; he is not reading.
(b) How this new cologne is based on female pheromones.
(c) About the French revolution.
(d) A love affair between an 80-year-old woman and a boy of fifteen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ed's opinion of the subject matter of what he is reading?

2. Who does David respect tremendously?

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

4. How much time has passed since the last scene?

5. Where is Alan?

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