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) Have a discussion of musical terminology.
(b) Have a sexual encounter.
(c) Get some time alone together.
(d) Get into a food fight.

2. What do Ed and Arnold declare?
(a) That they have realized they are in love.
(b) That they are leaving for Paris together.
(c) That nothing sexual happened between them.
(d) That they had sex but didn't enjoy it.

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

4. Why does Laurel say she is not inviting Alan and Arnold to her parent's home?
(a) They live too far away.
(b) There is limited space.
(c) She does not say.
(d) Her parents hate gay men.

5. How does David respond to Arnold telling him that Arnold still intends to adopt David?
(a) David has decided he does not want to be adopted because of Mrs. Beckoff.
(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 is skeptical.

6. Who calls Arnold?
(a) Laurel.
(b) Murray.
(c) Alan.
(d) Ed.

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

13. What do Arnold and Alan decide?
(a) That Alan and Ed should be together.
(b) That both need to be tested for HIV since Ed is HIV positive.
(c) That despite Alan's infidelity, they want to be together.
(d) That they are better off just friends.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does David respect tremendously?

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

3. What is Mrs. Beckoff's main concern about Arnold adopting David?

4. What is a codetta?

5. What does the author seem to be revealing in this scene?

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