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

2. What does Tracy try to do when her conversation with Mike reminds her of Dexter?

3. What does Tracy suggest would wake her and Mike up?

4. What did Seth find in the dancer that he did not find in 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

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?

Essay Topic 2

Tracy and Mike are naturally drawn together because of their similar journeys.

1) How are Tracy and Mike both facing similar problems with their outlook on life. In what ways are they different?

2) What main things has Tracy learned from Mike and what has he learned from her? Why are those lessons essential to the overall message in the play?

3) Which character traits do Tracy and Mike have that make them both receptive to each other?

Essay Topic 3

What does Mike's proposal to Tracy represent in his character? Why is he now in a place where he can make such a decision to help her in this way? How does Tracy respond to Mike's proposal and why is that relevant to the personal growth she is experiencing? What reasoning does Tracy use to justify her answer? What does it say about her character when she chooses to face the apparent humiliation of canceling a wedding rather than do something that would not be good for someone else?

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