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Our Town Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Webb do for the person he sees on his way home from work on the first day of the play?



2. What advice does Mr. Webb give George as they talk in his kitchen?



3. How many other people are talking to Howie at the beginning of the second act?



4. What does Howie Newsome talk about in the street at the beginning of the second act?



5. Who asks questions of Mr. Webb when he has finished his introduction of the town?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does Emily hurt George's feelings?



2. What question does Emily ask her mother as they tend to the beans together?



3. What does Emily tell her father is keeping her awake late at night?



4. What does the stage manager want to put in the time capsule for the town?



5. How does Mrs. Soames feel about weddings?



6. Where does George go the minute he wakes up in Act 2?



7. What do Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Gibbs talk about as they walk home together in the third scene?



8. Who is the empty chair on stage reserved for?



9. How did Stan Stimson die?



10. What does George do when he visits Emily's grave?



Essay Topics

The characters in this play all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and identify their main motivation in the play and how this goal affects the characters around them.

What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this play, and how do these instances affect that characters involved in those scenes?

What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

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