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

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

3. What conversational technique is continued in this scene?
(a) Fugue style overlap.
(b) Just thoughts in each character's mind.
(c) A round-robin technique.
(d) Indirect quoting.

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

5. 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) To help Arnold legitimize his home for the social worker's visit.
(d) For her biannual visit.

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

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

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

9. What was Arnold's mother's response and friends' responses to Arnold's loss of Alan?
(a) That Alan was too young for Arnold anyway.
(b) That Alan had never been faithful to Arnold anyway.
(c) That there are many other fish in the ocean.
(d) Arnold's grief was never validated by his mother and even Arnold's friends grew weary of his mourning.

10. Where is Laurel on the day after the weekend that Alan and Arnold visited Ed and her?
(a) In the barn.
(b) Asleep in bed still.
(c) In New York City.
(d) In Boston.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Arnold angry with Ed?

2. How might one characterize Laurel's motive for inviting Arnold over for the weekend?

3. Where is Laurel visiting Arnold?

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

5. What characters are on stage at the opening of this scene?

(see the answer keys)

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