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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 wants the article published.
(b) That the family disapproves of them being there.
(c) That the family is still deciding about the article.
(d) That the family knows their purpose for being there.

2. What does Sandy comment on as he greets Mike?
(a) Mike's quiet demeanor.
(b) Mike's hostile attitude.
(c) Mike's friendliness.
(d) Mike's magnetic personality.

3. How does Tracy indicate she should ask Dexter to lunch?
(a) Seriously.
(b) Shyly.
(c) Sarcastically.
(d) Maliciously.

4. What does Sandy confess that he has done with regard to the magazine article about Seth?
(a) He has called Seth and told him about it.
(b) He has sent Seth a copy.
(c) He has asked Seth if he saw it yet.
(d) He has written Seth a letter about it.

5. What does Liz say that she would do in a second?
(a) Trade places with Tracy.
(b) Choose Dexter over George.
(c) Choose George over Mike.
(d) Spend all of Tracy's money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Tracy go when she was drunk one night during their marriage, according to Dexter?

2. What does Sandy suggest might happen if Mike and Liz get to know the family?

3. What does Dinah tell Dexter at the end of Act 1, Part 1?

4. What does Liz tell Mike about Dexter while they wait in the Lord house in Act 1, Part 3?

5. What does Tracy say both she and Margaret incorrectly chose?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is significant about the way Dexter and George both arrive at the house while Tracy and Mike are in the pool?

10. 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?

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