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 each person begin to question?
(a) If love can be wrong.
(b) Why he or she loves their partner.
(c) Whether coming together was a good idea.
(d) The loyalty and depth of love of his or her lover.

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

3. 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) To inspect the home for approving David's adoption.
(d) For her biannual visit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. According to David, how has Arnold been since Alan's death?
(a) Arnold has been suicidal.
(b) Arnold has been going to the bars every night.
(c) Arnold has become very religious.
(d) Arnold is lonely and leads a solitary life since Alan's death.

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

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

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

15. What is implied in the song Arnold sings?
(a) Nothing since he was too upset to go onstage.
(b) That Arnold believes in love at first sight.
(c) That the perfect man may be a woman.
(d) That he still feels something for Ed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Laurel say she is not inviting Alan and Arnold to her parent's home?

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

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

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

5. Why did Ed call Arnold's bedroom what he did?

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