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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 does Dinah tell Margaret has been written about Seth?
(a) His relationship with a dancer in New York.
(b) His relationship with an actress from New York.
(c) His relationship with a dancer in Connecticut.
(d) His relationship with an actress from Connecticut.

2. What does Tracy say to Mike about his writing?
(a) She has him totally figured out.
(b) She cannot figure him out.
(c) She does not like his stories.
(d) She thinks his stories are too short.

3. What does Dinah tell Dexter at the end of Act 1, Part 1?
(a) Tracy has invited him to lunch.
(b) Tracy still has feelings for him.
(c) Tracy never wants to see him again.
(d) Tracy doesn't know he is back in town.

4. As the family discusses, what might Kidd be sued for?
(a) Theft.
(b) Copyright Infringement.
(c) Libel.
(d) Slander.

5. What does Mike speculate someone with the name Dexter might be?
(a) Talented.
(b) Useless.
(c) Smart.
(d) Irresponsible.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tracy offer Mike the use of?

2. Who has Sandy made a deal with about Seth's article?

3. Who does Tracy call after hearing about Sandy's guests?

4. What question does Mike ask Sandy about George and Tracy?

5. What is Tracy writing in the beginning of the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Sidney Kidd and what deal does Sandy make with him?

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

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

4. What does the conversation between Tracy and Dexter at the start of Act 3, Part 2 remind both characters of?

5. What two things does Dexter do while Mike is carrying Tracy into the house that depict his feelings for Tracy?

6. How are Tracy and Mike alike? How are they different?

7. How does George view being featured in the magazine, and why does it surprise Tracy?

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

9. What do Seth and Uncle Willie talk about while pretending to be each other upon first meeting Mike and Liz?

10. What do Tracy and Mike decide about the previous evening's events and the wedding? Also, how does Tracy begin to realize exactly what might have happened?

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