Dogeaters Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Imelda ask Bob Stone out of nowhere in Scene 10?

2. Where is Santos in Scene 16?

3. In Scene 8, what does Ledesma reveal he knows about Daisy?

4. In Scene 11, what are most of the guerrillas' attitudes toward Joey?

5. What does Daisy curse in Scene 9?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the influence of American culture on the Manila of Dogeaters. Discuss individual examples of appropriated American culture in the city. Which characters have taken on American personas? What do you think America represents to the people of the Philippines at this point in its history?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about the intersection between light entertainment and history in this play. Why does Hagedorn choose a soap opera for the frame of the story? What other light entertainment references and elements appear in the narrative? Thematically, how does this serve historical thesis of the play?

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