The Philadelphia Story Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to Tracy when she got into the water, as Mike explains to Dexter and George?

2. Although he does not agree with her assessment, what does Tracy apologize to Seth for on the day of the wedding?

3. Who wishes it was George that got hit at the end of Act 2, Scene 2, Part 2?

4. How was the boat Dexter built, according to Tracy?

5. What does Tracy ask Mike to have as he is leaving for the pre-wedding dinner?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does George represent the same type of characteristics that Tracy displayed in the beginning of the play? Why is Tracy now able to recognize them? What are the unrealistic expectations George is placing on Tracy? How do they lead to her decision about their wedding plans? What is the author illustrating with George's behavior in the last 2 parts of the play and why is it necessary for Tracy's character as well?

Essay Topic 2

Tracy and Liz are parallel characters in many ways. What are some examples of how they are placed in similar situations, but respond differently? What issues do they share similar views on? Overall, what is Liz's main purpose in the play? What does she illustrate in Tracy's character, along with Tracy's own actions? Why is this important?

Essay Topic 3

As Mike and Liz are talking, they analyze what people's names might represent. How are Dexter and George pre-judged based on their names alone? Do those judgments turn out to be right or wrong? Why? What point does Liz make about Mike's name? Why is that relevant to the way he is viewing Dexter? What other examples does Liz use to illustrate her point that you cannot always judge a book by its cover, or in this case, a people by their names?

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