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. In Scene 1, what has Daisy Avila just won?
2. What Lolita Luna movie is playing in Scene 6?
3. What is Senator Avila pressing the government for?
4. How does Perlita help Joey in Scene 10?
5. How does Uncle stop Joey from attacking him in Scene 4?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Joey relate to Fassbinder in Scene 17?
2. Describe the assassination of Senator Avila at the end of Act I.
3. How is Daisy interrogated in Scene 8?
4. What is Daisy Avila doing when she is arrested in Scene 4?
5. Describe the speech that Avila delivers in Scene 7.
6. What does Imelda Marcos say about the assassination in Scene 10?
7. What does Rio think about the Manila she has returned to?
8. What state is Joey in in Scene 11?
9. Describe the cafe in Scene 9.
10. How does Pucha treat the waiter in Scene 9?
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.
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?
At the beginning of Dogeaters, Filipinos speak about the rumors of violence by the regime, and over the course of the play these rumors become explicit. Write an essay about the movement of the violence from implicit to explicit over the course of the narrative. What cruelty is rumored at the beginning? What is the first explicit act of violence, and how does violence spread like a virus thereafter?
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