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 did Tracy call him about, according to what Dexter tells Uncle Willie?

2. What important piece of information does Dinah share with Tracy in Act 3, Part 1?

3. What does Tracy say she feels like as The Philadelphia Story ends?

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

5. What does Liz say that Mike still has?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Barry uses several key literary elements in The Philadelphia Story to make his point about the upper and lower class lifestyle differences.

1) Describe 2 examples of irony used in the play, why it was used, and how it added to the plot.

2) Describe 2 examples of foreshadowing used in the play, how Barry uses it, and what it added to the story.

3) Describe the pace of the play and how Barry uses dialogue to contribute to the effectiveness of the characters.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Dexter and George. Use specific examples from the play to analyze both characters, their differences, and if there are any ways they are alike. Also, include how each character develops and why they ended up in the places they did at the end of the play.

Essay Topic 3

What is Dinah and Tracy's relationship? How is it depicted in the beginning of the play? Describe what Dinah does to cause Tracy to remember the events of the night before with Mike. How does it alert some of the other characters to those events and contribute to the possible doubt of the pending marriage? Why was it necessary to establish Tracy and Dinah's interaction with one another early, and how does it prepare the audience for Dinah's part in revealing the information about Tracy and Mike's evening? Why do you think the author chooses Dinah to be the messenger for this information?

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