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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

Our Town: It Doesn’t Get Wilder Than This Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Our Town? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. In the second act, what are George and Emily about to do?

Run away from home
Begin a fist fight
Hang a picture. Not too exciting. Sorry to disappoint you.
Get married
Q. What were Emily and George eating or drinking when they first admitted their feelings for each other?

Honey, oysters, garlic, figs and chocolate (all known aphrodisiacs)
Strawberry ice cream sodas
A rhubarb pie
Q. How does Emily die?

In childbirth
She kills herself
George kills her
From boredom. You try living in Grover’s Corners without going a little stir crazy.
Q. To what day does Emily choose to return?

The day the music died
The day the Earth stood still
The day she was born
The day she married George
Her twelfth birthday
Q. What is George doing when Emily returns to the cemetery?

Committing suicide
Digging up her body
Crying over her grave
Doing grave rubbings as part of an art project