Our Town Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does George realize when he is talking to Emily after the student council elections?

2. What is the name of the town in this play?

3. What does the stage manager say is the ancient tradition Emily and George are embarking on when they get married?

4. How did Wally die?

5. What do the row of chairs on stage indicate in the first scene in Act 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Simon Stimson's foolhardy and selfish nature wreaks havoc throughout the entire play. What are some examples of this foolish behavior, and how did these actions affect the characters around him? Was the playwright sending a message through Simon's behavior?

Essay Topic 2

Laughter and happiness is a common theme found in this play. Where does this come into play, and how does it affect the characters involved in these scenes?

Essay Topic 3

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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