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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Tracy elope with her first husband?
(a) Maryland.
(b) New England.
(c) New York.
(d) Connecticut.

2. What will Tracy be happy about if Seth sees the article?
(a) That he will like it.
(b) That he will be famous.
(c) That he will blame Margaret.
(d) That he will be upset.

3. What does Dinah tell Margaret has been written about Seth?
(a) His relationship with a dancer in Connecticut.
(b) His relationship with an actress from Connecticut.
(c) His relationship with an actress from New York.
(d) His relationship with a dancer in New York.

4. What does Dinah tell Dexter at the end of Act 1, Part 1?
(a) Tracy still has feelings for him.
(b) Tracy doesn't know he is back in town.
(c) Tracy has invited him to lunch.
(d) Tracy never wants to see him again.

5. Why doesn't Margaret want Seth to see the article written about him?
(a) He will become famous.
(b) He will become upset.
(c) He will blame her.
(d) He will like it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sandy comment on as he greets Mike?

2. How does Margaret respond when Dinah says that the article she is reading, "stinks?"

3. How does Tracy ask about Sandy's guests in Act 1, Part 2?

4. What does Sandy confess that he has done with regard to the magazine article about Seth?

5. What does Tracy ask Dinah to help her with at the beginning of Act 1, Part 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the interesting interaction between Mike and Sandy at the beginning of Act 1, Part 3?

2. What is the conversation between Dexter, Dinah, and Uncle Willie in the beginning Act 3 about, and what does it mean to the plot?

3. What do Tracy and Mike decide about the previous evening's events and the wedding? Also, how does Tracy begin to realize exactly what might have happened?

4. How does Mike's entrance in Act 2, Scene 2, Part 1 affect Tracy, and what does she suggest they do?

5. How does Dexter respond to Tracy's criticism of herself for the previous night, and why is it important to the main theme of the play?

6. What would Seth's absence from the wedding lead people to believe and how does Sandy plan to prevent it?

7. What do the lengths the Lord family is willing to go through say about their priorities?

8. What does Mike say to Tracy after the pre-wedding dinner that she responds to, reminding her of Dexter?

9. What is significant about the conversation between Mike and Liz at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1, Part 1?

10. How has Mike changed in Act 3 and why is it significant?

(see the answer keys)

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