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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 are the writer and photographer not aware of?
(a) That the family is still deciding about the article.
(b) That the family wants the article published.
(c) That the family knows their purpose for being there.
(d) That the family disapproves of them being there.

2. What does George joke about when first meeting Mike and Liz?
(a) The coal dust on his clothes.
(b) The way Tracy is acting.
(c) The way they talk.
(d) The questions they are asking him.

3. Who does Uncle Willie suggest he might invite to the wedding?
(a) His dancer friend from New York.
(b) His actress friend from New York.
(c) His dancer friend from Connecticut.
(d) His actress friend from Connecticut.

4. What does Dexter wonder at the end of Act 2, Scene 1, Part 1?
(a) Why Tracy and George are getting married.
(b) Why Tracy stayed with him so long.
(c) Why Tracy didn't tell him about her upcoming marriage.
(d) Why Tracy left him.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How do Tracy and Margaret react to Sandy's deal with the magazine?

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

4. What does Tracy offer Mike the use of?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Dexter's wedding present to Tracy and why is it symbolic?

2. How does Liz explain her feelings for Mike to Sandy, what would make her fight for him, and why does she feel she does not have to?

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

4. How do Tracy and Liz feel about marriage, and what is interestingly revealed about Liz?

5. 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?

6. 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?

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. Why was George angry at the pre-wedding dinner, and what reason does Tracy give for her actions?

9. What does Dexter aptly point out to George about the way he looks at Tracy during their argument in Act 2, Scene 2, Part 2?

10. 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?

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