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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reveals Arnold's remaining hurt over the end of the relationship?
(a) Arnold's cool response to Ed.
(b) Nothing; Arnold is determined that Ed not see his hurt.
(c) That Arnold won't see Ed.
(d) The fact that Arnold slaps Ed.

2. What does Arnold express to Ed about their relationship?
(a) That he wishes Ed had come back sooner because Arnold is now in another relationship.
(b) That he never really wants to see Ed again.
(c) That is could be a lifelong commitment.
(d) That Ed would return but also that Ed would have more clarity on the direction of his personal life.

3. What has taken Ed by surprise?
(a) That Arnold has lost 30 pounds.
(b) That he knew Alan in elementary school.
(c) That Laurel and Alan are cousins.
(d) That Arnold is involved with someone new.

4. What does the singer finish singing?
(a) A ballad.
(b) A jazz song.
(c) A rap song.
(d) There is no singer in this scene.

5. Who is waiting for a phone call from Ed?
(a) Lauren.
(b) Tom.
(c) Arnold.
(d) Jacs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the backroom of a gay bar?

2. What is the purpose of the way the lighting is done?

3. How much time has passed since scene 2?

4. What does Arnold prefer at the moment?

5. What is the response to the question?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Ed and David's interaction on the park bench.

2. How is the conversation between Alan and Arnold stalled?

3. Why does Ed think Laurel is attracted to gay men?

4. Explain why Laurel invited Arnold for the weekend and whether her plan is successful.

5. What potential conflicts could ensue by the coming together of Arnold, Ed, and Alan?

6. What happens when Arnold gets Ed on the phone?

7. Give a brief description of the opening to this scene.

8. About what is Ed reading and what is opinion of the subject?

9. Describe Ed's thoughts about the weekend so far.

10. When scene 3 opens, who is on the stage and what is he doing?

(see the answer keys)

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