Dogeaters Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Nestor and Barbara's melodrama?

2. What term does Joey explain in Scene 10?

3. Who originated the term Joey explains in Scene 10?

4. What did Mallat measure during his time in the Philippines?

5. How did Severo Alacran's family die?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Tito Alvarez and Lolita Luna greeted at Studio 54 in Scene 14?

2. How do Trini and Romeo meet in Scene 6?

3. In Scene 1, what is imparted to the audience through radio clips?

4. Describe Daisy and Santos meeting in Scene 8.

5. In Scene 4, how does Uncle goad Joey?

6. Describe the speech that Avila delivers in Scene 7.

7. What state is Joey in when he enters in Scene 10?

8. How does Imelda Marcos defend herself in Scene 11?

9. Describe the montage of Scene 15.

10. What do Nestor and Barbara say about Philippines history in Scene 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dogeaters does not have a clearly defines single protagonists, only characters that are points of entry for audience sympathies. Three characters undergo significant arcs and could serve the role of protagonist. In an essay, discuss the arc of each. What normal existence does each character have at the beginning? How do the events of the play shatter this normalcy? Where does this character end the play? What is his or her catharsis?

Part 1) Joey Sands

Part 2) Daisy Avila

Part 3) Rio

Essay Topic 2

The world of Manila in Dogeaters is one in which everything and everyone is for sale. In an essay, chart Rainer Fassbinder's experience in the city as an illustration of this. What does Fassbinder buy with his western dollars over the course of the play? Who does he exploit and what does he damage in the process? Discuss how someone like Fassbinder rationalizes this exploitation.

Essay Topic 3

The character of Imelda Marcos in Dogeaters is an amalgamation of the associations held internationally about the historic figure. Write an essay analyzing the character of Imelda Marcos. What image does Imelda want to impart to her people? What narrative does she tell about herself? Discuss how her actions belie the falsehood of her personal narrative.

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