The Philadelphia Story Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Philip Barry
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What comment does Liz make about Mike's birth name?

2. What does Liz say that she would do in a second?

3. What does Tracy ask Dinah to help her with at the beginning of Act 1, Part 2?

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

5. What does Tracy offer Mike the use of?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does George respond to Dexter's gift, and what does that cause Tracy to notice in him?

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

4. 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?

5. What do Sandy and Liz talk about with regard to Sidney Kidd in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2, Part 2?

6. How does Tracy appear on the morning of her wedding, what types of things is she asking about, and why are they important?

7. 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?

8. Which one of Mike's stories does Tracy single out and what does it signify?

9. How does Tracy respond to Dinah's account of what happened the night before? What causes Tracy to panic and why?

10. What is the discussion Mike and Liz have about people's names?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain in detail 3 ways that the Lord family uses extreme measures to preserve their reputation. Include why this is important to them, which other characters are involved, and how their actions illustrate one of the main themes in the play.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Tracy and Mike's evening together after the pre-wedding dinner. What are the motivations behind their actions? Are they based on emotions or their state of mind? Why does the author choose to have the characters interact with each other in this way? What does it cause them to realize and how does that reflect the message Barry is delivering?

Essay Topic 3

Chronicle Sandy's role in the play and what he adds to both the subplot he is involved in as well as the main plot. Also, use examples from the play to answer the following:

1) How does Sandy change during the play? What characters or events influence his change?

2) What does Sandy represent to Tracy and why is that important to the development of her character?

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