Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the beginning of Dogeaters, what national event is about to happen in Manila?
2. What do Nestor and Barbara promise about the plot in Scene 2?
3. What is the name of Nestor and Barbara's melodrama?
4. In Scene 10, what has Imelda Marcos accused of doing regarding her Film Center construction workers?
5. Where is the cafe located in Scene 9?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Rio tell Perlita and Chiquiting in Scene 13?
2. How is Joey Sands introduced in Scene 4?
3. Why does Rio Gonzaga return to Manila in Scene 3?
4. What is peculiar about the tryst between Trini and Romeo in Scene 15?
5. How are Tito Alvarez and Lolita Luna greeted at Studio 54 in Scene 14?
6. How does Pucha treat the waiter in Scene 9?
7. What is revealed about life in Manila at the end of Scene 4?
8. Describe the montage of Scene 15.
9. How is Romeo killed in Scene 7?
10. How does Joey steal from Fassbinder in Scene 17?
The country of the Philippines is the primary character of Dogeaters, and it undergoes many changes as a political climate turns bloody. Write a three part essay about the transition the Philippines undergoes:
Part 1) Describe the Philippines at the beginning of the play. How do the Marcoses rule it, and what is the coal structure like? Discuss how the colonial history of the country has shaped Philippine society.
Part 2) The catalyzing event of Dogeaters is the murder of Senator Avila. Why is Avila murdered? How does the populace respond to the assassination? Discuss if and how Philippine society is changed by this upheaval.
Part 3) Discuss the state of the Philippines at the end of the play. What has changes in the sociopolitical climate, and what is the same as it was before? What cumulative effect did the coup have?
Write an essay about the character of Joey Sands. How does his journey over the course of the play lead to his realization that he loves his country? What does his role as the sole witness of the Avila assassination change about his character? Was he initially a progressive individual? What does he discover about himself when forced to leave his home?
The narrative of Dogeaters is based on actual historical events that took place in Manila, but Jessica Hagedorn intermingles fiction and fact in the play. Write an essay about this intermingling. What elements of the play - characters, settings, events - are factual, and what is dramatic invention? How do the fictional elements serve the historical truth Hagedorn is trying to impart?
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