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. What is Imelda particularly proud of regarding the shoes she shows in Scene 10?

2. Who is the only witness to Avila's murder in Scene 17?

3. What does Rio rail against at the end of Scene 1?

4. In Scene 16, who does Senator Avila say Daisy is like?

5. Who does Joey first tell about witnessing the assassination?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Uncle betray Joey in Scene 4?

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

4. Describe the action at the beginning of Scene 17.

5. How is Romeo killed in Scene 7?

6. How does Joey steal from Fassbinder in Scene 17?

7. How is Joey connected to the assassination?

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

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

10. What is Daisy Avila doing when she is arrested in Scene 4?

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

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

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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