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

2. Who initiates phone calls between Ed and Arnold?
(a) Arnold.
(b) Laurel.
(c) No one; Ed and Arnold do not talk on the phone because Laurel gets jealous.
(d) Ed.

3. What characters are on stage at the opening of this scene?
(a) Ed and Laurel.
(b) Ed, Arnold, and David.
(c) Mrs. Beckoff and Arnold.
(d) Alan and Arnold.

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

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

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

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

8. Who seduces Alan?
(a) Ed.
(b) No one.
(c) Arnold.
(d) Laurel.

9. Why does Laurel want Arnold and Alan to rise?
(a) To play doubles in tennis against her and Ed.
(b) She does not care if they arise.
(c) To play a pick-up game of basketball.
(d) To eat breakfast.

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

11. Why did Ed call Arnold's bedroom what he did?
(a) Because Arnold was so sloppy.
(b) Because Arnold had a collection of adult movies on the shelf in the bedroom.
(c) Because it was so cozy and comfortable.
(d) Because there were glowing stars on the ceiling.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does David hope about Ed and Arnold?

2. What is the subject of Ed's reading?

3. About what does Laurel talk to Arnold?

4. Why is Mrs. Beckoff coming to visit Arnold?

5. One is the main action in this scene?

(see the answer keys)

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