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 Laurel try to hide?
(a) That she is actually a lesbian.
(b) That she is HIV positive.
(c) That she does not love Ed.
(d) That she is attracted to gay men.

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why is Arnold adopting David?
(a) Because David is his biological son.
(b) Because David was living on the streets.
(c) Because it is a goal that Arnold and Alan shared.
(d) Because David is gay.

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

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

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

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

12. 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 have known if she was able to get pregnant at that time.
(c) To invite several other couples with whom Laurel might have found a man to become pregnant.
(d) To tell Arnold to come alone.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does David hope about Ed and Arnold?

2. What is Laurel and Alan's reactions to Ed and Arnold?

3. What is implied in the song Arnold sings?

4. One is the main action in this scene?

5. What conversational technique is continued in this scene?

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