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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. What does Margaret tell Dexter when he arrives at the end of Act 1, Part 4?
(a) To make himself at home.
(b) To go home.
(c) To talk to Tracy.
(d) To stay away from Tracy.

2. What foreign language is Dinah speaking around Mike and Liz?
(a) Italian.
(b) German.
(c) Russian.
(d) French.

3. How does Margaret respond when Dinah says that the article she is reading, "stinks?"
(a) She corrects her.
(b) She ignores her.
(c) She covers her ears.
(d) She talks over her.

4. What is Mike complaining about in the beginning of Act 1, Part 4?
(a) That Kidd works them too hard.
(b) That Kidd likes Liz more than him.
(c) That Kidd underutilizes them.
(d) That Kidd doesn't appreciate him as much as Liz.

5. What does Tracy ask Mike to do as he is getting ready to leave?
(a) To bring her a glass of water.
(b) To stay.
(c) To hurry up.
(d) To shut the door on his way out.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Uncle Willie offer to Liz as he enters with Seth?

2. What talent does Liz have, as revealed by Mike to Tracy?

3. Why doesn't Margaret want Seth to see the article written about him?

4. What does Tracy want Liz to do at her wedding?

5. How does Dinah feel about Tracy's marriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the first impression of Mike and why is it significant?

2. What is the significance of Tracy's drinking, and how is it illustrated in the play?

3. What does the character of Seth represent as he is first mentioned in the play?

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

5. 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?

6. What is the setting and major upcoming event established as the play opens?

7. What does the note from George say, what do his actions signify, and how do they lead to Tracy's decision not to marry him?

8. How does the play end, and what does it symbolize for Tracy and her life?

9. How does Tracy appear when first meeting Mike and Liz and what is her intention?

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

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