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

2. Why is Arnold angry with Ed?
(a) He lied to the social worker.
(b) He does not want to have a sexual relationship with Arnold.
(c) He left Arnold to face Arnold's mother alone.
(d) He is not sympathetic about Alan's death.

3. What is Mrs. Beckoff's main concern about Arnold adopting David?
(a) That the courts will not approve the adoption and Arnold will be hurt.
(b) That Arnold's lifestyle as inappropriate for raising a child.
(c) That Arnold will want Mrs. Beckoff to treat David like a grandson.
(d) That Arnold cannot afford to financially support a child.

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

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

6. What is Ed reading?
(a) An advertisement for men's cologne.
(b) A Tale of Two Cities.
(c) A newspaper article.
(d) Nothing.

7. What does Laurel plan to accomplish over the weekend?
(a) To ascertain if there was still a spark between Arnold and Ed.
(b) To become pregnant by Arnold since Ed is sterile.
(c) To learn how to serve a ball in tennis as well as Arnold can.
(d) She had no particular plans.

8. 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.

9. How might one characterize Laurel's motive for inviting Arnold over for the weekend?
(a) Excited.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Reluctant.
(d) Devious.

10. How might Laurel have worked it out that her plan had been more successful?
(a) To have reserved the local indoor tennis court.
(b) To invite several other couples with whom Laurel might have found a man to become pregnant.
(c) To have known if she was able to get pregnant at that time.
(d) To tell Arnold to come alone.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What conversational technique is continued in this scene?

2. According to David, how has Arnold been since Alan's death?

3. What characters the apartment and why did they leave?

4. What does Alan share with Arnold?

5. Of what does Arnold sing after Laurel leaves?

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