Our Town Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test 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

Essay Topic 1

George endures many different trials before the end of the play. What are some of these trials and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?

Essay Topic 2

Sacrifice is a theme that is very prevalent in this play. Who are the characters most affected by this theme, and how do they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

Essay Topic 3

Security and safety are two themes that were touched on a number of times throughout the course of this play. What are some of these instances, and how does this affect the characters in these scenes?

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