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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. How does Mike imagine Tracy?
(a) Young, rich, and voracious.
(b) Young, rich, and intelligent.
(c) Young, rich, and ignorant.
(d) Young, rich, and irresponsible.

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

3. What does Seth say caused him to visit?
(a) The letter Sandy sent him.
(b) The invitation from Tracy.
(c) The article Sandy sent him.
(d) The phone call from Dinah.

4. What does Seth say in response to Uncle Willie's suggestion for his guest invite?
(a) It is a horrible idea.
(b) It would put rumors to rest.
(c) It would start too many rumors.
(d) It will not matter at all.

5. What is it about Tracy that has kept her from inviting Seth to the wedding, according to Margaret?
(a) Her forgetfulness.
(b) Her rudeness.
(c) Her vindictiveness.
(d) Her high standards.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Liz's feeling about Tracy before the two meet?

3. What do Tracy, Margaret, Sandy, and Dinah talk about as the second part of Act 1 begins?

4. What does Mike ask Sandy about George's story?

5. What is Mike complaining about in the beginning of Act 1, Part 4?

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

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

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

5. What do we learn about George in Act 1, Part 2?

6. Who are the two guests approaching the Lord house at the end of Act 1, Part 2, and why is their purpose for being there ironic?

7. How is the demeanor of the Lord family displayed in Act 1, Part 1?

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

9. How do Tracy and Margaret's marriages compare, and what is the difference between how the two look at them?

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

(see the answer keys)

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