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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?
Sir Frederick Ashton
Tom Glover
Lafcadio Hearn
David Belasco

Question 2:


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

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
Becoming a Captain and getting a medal for bravery
Marrying a Japanese woman and becoming a Captain
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?
A local tax collector
Loti
Loti's best friend
Loti's Commander

Question 5:


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

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 anvil chorus
The Geisha chorus
The naval chorus
The humming 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 Rondine
Tosca
Turandot
La Boheme

 


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