Our Town Act III: PrActice Quiz

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A practice quiz with questions designed to help you prepare for the real quiz on Our Town, Act III.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The topic of Act III is

    • A.

      Daily life

    • B.

      Love and Marriage

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      The Immortality of the Soul

    • E.

      The Meaning of Life

    Correct Answer
    C. Death
    Explanation
    Though the Stage Manager never says so explicitly, the topic is clearly Death, which Wilder uses as a lens through which the audience sees the value of life.

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  • 2. 

    Which answer below correctly identifies two of the characters who have died between the times of Act II and Act III?

    • A.

      George and Emily

    • B.

      Simon Stimson and George

    • C.

      Mrs. Soames and Editor Webb

    • D.

      Wally Webb and Mrs. Gibbs

    • E.

      Emily and Howie Newsome

    Correct Answer
    D. Wally Webb and Mrs. Gibbs
    Explanation
    The other pairs include only one character who has died.

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  • 3. 

    Emily finds out from the Stage Manager that the Dead have what extraordinary power?

    • A.

      They can re-live any day or time of their previous lives.

    • B.

      They can make amends for their mistakes and failings.

    • C.

      They can watch over the living and protect them.

    • D.

      They can visit the living and warn them about future events.

    • E.

      They can fly through time and space to go anywhere.

    Correct Answer
    A. They can re-live any day or time of their previous lives.
    Explanation
    Though characters like Emily can re-visit their lives, they cannot change what has happened or bring their newly-found knowledge about the value of simple things with them.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the hymn sung at Emily's funeral that also appeared in the wedding of Act II and the choir practice of Act I?

    • A.

      "Nearer My God To Thee"

    • B.

      "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

    • C.

      "Blessed Be The Tie That Binds"

    • D.

      "Shall We Gather By The River"

    • E.

      "I'll Fly Away"

    Correct Answer
    C. "Blessed Be The Tie That Binds"
    Explanation
    Understanding what the "tie that binds" is helps to understand the theme of the play.

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  • 5. 

    According to the Stage Manager and in response to Emily's question, who maybe does "appreciate life, every every moment"?

    • A.

      Doctors and editors

    • B.

      Mothers and fathers

    • C.

      Husbands and wives

    • D.

      Parents and children

    • E.

      Saints and poets

    Correct Answer
    E. Saints and poets
    Explanation
    Understanding why the Stage manager mentions these two is also a key to understanding the theme of the play.

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