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

2. What does Tracy say both she and Margaret incorrectly chose?
(a) Wedding presents.
(b) First husbands.
(c) Wedding locations.
(d) Second husbands.

3. What does Dexter refer to Tracy as, causing her to become furious?
(a) Cowardly.
(b) A goddess.
(c) A hypocrite.
(d) Thoughtless.

4. Where did Dinah get the magazine she is reading in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) From a friend.
(b) Sandy's room.
(c) Tracy's room.
(d) The store.

5. According to Dexter, what caused his drinking problem to get worse?
(a) Tracy refusing to leave.
(b) Tracy's unrealistic expectations.
(c) Tracy leaving him.
(d) Tracy's cruelty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Sandy going to get at the library?

2. How does Tracy ask about Sandy's guests in Act 1, Part 2?

3. What does Margaret credit Seth for at the end of Act 1, Part 4?

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

5. Why does Sandy tell Liz the family doesn't know their reason for being there?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does Tracy intentionally inject into her first conversation with Mike and Liz and why?

7. 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?

8. 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?

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

10. 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?

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