Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What characters are on stage at the opening of this scene?
2. How does David respond to Arnold telling him that Arnold still intends to adopt David?
3. Where is Laurel visiting Arnold?
4. Where do Laurel's parents live?
5. What has Laurel done?
In "Fugue in a Nursery, Nursery: A Fugue," the action takes place in a huge bed in which Arnold, Alan, Laurel, and Ed all sit or recline depending on the action. The stage lights focus only on the characters that are speaking at the time, a staging element that eliminates the need for scenery. The characters stay in the bed even though they could be at completely different locations throughout the act. Discuss one of the following topics in a well-developed essay using specific examples both from the text and any research you complete:
1. How effective do you think this type of staging is?
2. If you were a director, how would you direct this type of staging?
3. Do you think this scene is staged this way solely to eliminate the need for scenery? What other reason might the author have for setting the stage this way?
4. Do you think an author should give any, many, or all the stage directions for a play s/he writes? Explain.
In "The International Stud: Scene 4," Arnold participates in anonymous sex with a stranger. Though it is not explicitly stated, it is likely given the time period in which this play is written that Arnold and the stranger did not practice "safe sex." Discuss the following ideas in a well-developed essay using specific examples both from the text and any research you complete:
1. Define the term "safe sex."
2. Considering that the AIDS epidemic had not yet surfaced, was it wise of Arnold to engage in sex with a stranger? Explain your rationale.
3. Do you believe it is important to learn about safe sex at school? Would the school or parents do a better job of explaining the essentials of Safe Sex?
4. Is school a proper place to gain sex education? Does your school require sex education? Explain your answers.
In "The International Stud: Scene 1," Arnold shares his frustrations at the lack of true love in his life despite all his attempts and all the humiliations and betrayals that plague a homosexual man. Discuss the following ideas in a well-developed essay using specific examples both from the text and any research you complete:
1. What sort of humiliations and do you think a gay man might endure? From whom?
2. Do you believe it is okay to humiliate and harass gay men? Explain your point of view.
3. Have you ever been humiliated for some reason? How did you feel during the time it was happening?
4. Did it make you more or less likely to do the same to someone else?
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