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

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

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

4. What does Arnold believe validates Laurel's attraction to gay men?
(a) The fact that Ed has told Laurel he is gay and she stays with him.
(b) The fact that Laurel has slept with several gay men.
(c) The fact that Laurel goes to male gay bars frequently.
(d) The pass she makes for Alan.

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

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

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

8. What is a codetta?
(a) The way a spy finds his mark.
(b) A link between the entries of a subject.
(c) An addition to something already complete.
(d) A secret message.

9. What characters are on stage at the opening of this scene?
(a) Ed, Arnold, and David.
(b) Mrs. Beckoff and Arnold.
(c) Alan and Arnold.
(d) Ed and Laurel.

10. What does each couple enjoy?
(a) Watching XXX-rated movies.
(b) The mix of freedom and security derived from their respective partners.
(c) Cooking out.
(d) Sex with more than one partner.

11. Where is Alan?
(a) He has died.
(b) He is cooking breakfast in the kitchen.
(c) He and Arnold split up and he moved out.
(d) He is in the bath.

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

13. How much time has passed since the last scene?
(a) One year.
(b) Five years.
(c) A week.
(d) Ten years.

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

15. How does David respond to Arnold telling him that Arnold still intends to adopt David?
(a) David is skeptical.
(b) David says he wants Ed to adopt him instead.
(c) David is appreciative of Arnold's thoughtfulness and states his joy at the thought of being adopted as Arnold's son.
(d) David has decided he does not want to be adopted because of Mrs. Beckoff.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the subject of Ed's reading?

3. Of what does Arnold sing after Laurel leaves?

4. How does Laurel say she met Ed?

5. What was Arnold's mother's response and friends' responses to Arnold's loss of Alan?

(see the answer keys)

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