Dogeaters Test | Final 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. Why is Daisy Avila ill in Scene 16?

2. What does Imelda say about Daisy Avila in Scene 10?

3. How does Joey entertain himself in Scene 17?

4. In Scene 10, what does Imelda say of her detractors?

5. Before leaving at the end of Scene 8, what does Ledesma promise he will do to Daisy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Fassbinder show himself to be disingenuous in Scene 17?

2. How is Daisy interrogated in Scene 8?

3. Describe the assassination of Senator Avila at the end of Act I.

4. Describe Daisy's Scene 9 interaction with her dead father.

5. How does Uncle betray Joey in Scene 4?

6. What does Imelda Marcos say about the assassination in Scene 10?

7. How does Imelda Marcos foil Bob Stone's planned interview in Scene 10?

8. How does Rio react to news of the assassination in Scene 1?

9. In what state is Daisy Avila in Scene 16?

10. How is Joey connected to the assassination?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about the character of Daisy Avila. To what extent does she exist in the intersection between the workers and the ruling class? Why is she dangerous to the powers that be? Chart her character arc. How does she transition from uncertainty to certainty about her role in society? Where does she end her journey?

Essay Topic 3

Early in the play, Joey Sands tells Rainer Fassbinder about the term Dogeaters, which was coined by the Americans when they colonized the Philippines. Write an essay about the colonial history of the nation, as portrayed in the play. How do individual characters relate to this history? How are they still coping with its after-effects? What does this say about the legacy of subjugation in general?

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