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

2. What does Sandy suggest might happen if Mike and Liz get to know the family?
(a) They will want to be just like them.
(b) They will never want to be like them.
(c) They will find out how decent the family is.
(d) They will find out how deceptive the family is.

3. What does Margaret credit Seth for at the end of Act 1, Part 4?
(a) Their confusion.
(b) Their trouble.
(c) The attitude of Mike and Liz.
(d) The article about George.

4. Where did Tracy go when she was drunk one night during their marriage, according to Dexter?
(a) The patio.
(b) The roof.
(c) The neighbor's house.
(d) The basement.

5. What does Liz tell Mike about Dexter while they wait in the Lord house in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) He is in.
(b) He should never have been with Tracy.
(c) He is out.
(d) He is the one Tracy really wants to be with.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Uncle Willie suggest he might invite to the wedding?

2. What is it about Tracy that has kept her from inviting Seth to the wedding, according to Margaret?

3. What is Margaret carrying as she makes her entrance?

4. How does Mike react to Liz's answer about whether or not she has been married?

5. What are the writer and photographer not aware of?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Dexter respond to Tracy as she makes her entrance in Act 3, and what does he do to encourage her memory of the previous night's events?

2. What do Tracy and Seth dispute over before her pre-wedding dinner, and why does it affect Tracy?

3. What are two examples of the deception manufactured by the Lord family, as it gets more complicated in Act 1, Part 4?

4. How does Kidd react to Sandy's expose, and what does that say about the character's priorities?

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 does Mike tell Tracy about her upcoming marriage at the pool, and how does she respond?

7. What is Tracy trying to figure out about Mike after reading his stories, and what is significant about her observation of him?

8. What is the discussion Mike and Liz have about people's names?

9. Which one of Mike's stories does Tracy single out and what does it signify?

10. How are Tracy's high standards alluded to in the beginning of the play, and why are they important?

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