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 does Freddy get angry at Rio in Scene 1?

2. In Scene 5, what does Perlita warm Joey will not be at his safe place?

3. Why is Daisy Avila ill in Scene 16?

4. What does Daisy debate to herself after confession in Scene 4?

5. Where does Scene 11 take place?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What spectral occurrence happens in Scene 1?

3. What does Senator Avila tell Daisy in his soliloquy in Scene 16?

4. What do the NPA guerrillas feel about Joey in Scene 11?

5. How does Joey relate to Fassbinder in Scene 17?

6. What is revealed about life in Manila at the end of Scene 4?

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

8. What state is Joey in in Scene 11?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The world of Dogeaters is one in which the line between life and death is not a concrete partition. Write a three part essay about characters who return to the land of the living after death. How do they appear in the play? What is the purpose of the return, and how do the other characters interact with the dead one?

Part 1) Mallat

Part 2) Lola

Part 3) Avila

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

Write an essay about the world of Studio 54 and its ambiguous relationship to the zeitgeist of Manila. Describe the world that Perlita has created. How does it reflect a progressive attitude that is anathema to the Marcos platform? Why is the club valued by Imelda Marcos and her people? In the end, how does the club allow Perlita and Chiquiting to pass between two worlds?

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