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. Which of the following does the stage manager say is NOT eternal?

2. What do Emily and Mrs. Gibbs say about the living when George enters the cemetery?

3. What does Mrs. Webb give Emily when she first begins her new life?

4. What does Emily beg her mother to do at the end of the play?

5. What is removed from the stage during George and Emily's wedding?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the play. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the play, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 2

Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Gibbs are very similar in nature although very different in many other areas. What are some of these intrinsic differences and similarities, and what message(s) was Wilder was trying to send with these two characters?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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