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Madame Butterfly

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A quiz on the popular opera. Not to be confused with the quizzes "Butterflies" and "Butterfly."

Question 1:


The use of Japan as a location for a love story in the opera Madame Butterfly was partially in response to the writings of which European Japanophile?
David Belasco
Lafcadio Hearn
Tom Glover
Sir Frederick Ashton

Question 2:


Who wrote the first major Western novel set in Japan?
Sir Frederick Ashton
William Butler Yeats
Pierre Loti
David Belasco

Question 3:


In Madame Chrysantheme, one of the works the opera Madame Butterfly was based on, the main character has two goals in traveling to Japan. What are they?
Marrying a Japanese woman and getting a tattoo
Marrying a Japanese woman and becoming a Captain
Becoming a Captain and getting a medal for bravery
Becoming a Captain and getting a real Sanourao sword

Question 4:


Who does Miss Chrysantheme, from the novel Madame Chrysantheme by Pierre Loti, really like?
Loti's best friend
Loti
Loti's Commander
A local tax collector

Question 5:


In the novel Madame Chrysantheme, when Loti leaves Japan, what does Madame Chrysantheme do?
Begs, yells, and complains to Loti's Commander.
Accepts his leaving and moves back to her father’s house.
Cries, begs, and then kills herself.
Cries, begs, and then goes to her house to count her money.

Question 6:


Who wrote the first opera entitled Madame Butterfly?
Sir Frederick Ashton
Giacomo Puccini
David Belasco
Andre Messager

Question 7:


In what 1987 thriller does the character played by Glenn Close buy tickets to see the opera Madame Butterfly?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


In an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, one of the characters gets stage fright about performing as part of a duet from Madame Butterfly.
False
True

Question 9:


The second act of the opera Madame Butterfly closes with what famous chorus?
The naval chorus
The anvil chorus
The humming chorus
The Geisha chorus

Question 10:


The composer of the opera Madame Butterfly also wrote the opera on which the play Rent is based. What is the name of that opera?
La Boheme
Tosca
Turandot
La Rondine

 


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