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 Joey ill in Scene 11?

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

3. Which character does not appear in Scene 2?

4. At the end of Scene 8, what is in the picture that Ledesma shows Daisy?

5. What does the ghost of Senator Avila first ask of Daisy in Scene 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Joey connected to the assassination?

2. How is Daisy interrogated in Scene 8?

3. How is Romeo killed in Scene 7?

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

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

6. Why is Lolita Luna worried in Scene 6?

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

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

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

10. What state is Joey in in Scene 11?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the character of Joey Sands. How does his journey over the course of the play lead to his realization that he loves his country? What does his role as the sole witness of the Avila assassination change about his character? Was he initially a progressive individual? What does he discover about himself when forced to leave his home?

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

The ruling class of the Philippines in Dogeaters is portrayed as profoundly perverse in its world view. Write an essay about how General Ledesma represents this perversion? How is his entire being in the early scenes a form of deception? What truth do his interactions with both Lolita Luna and Daisy Avila represent about power-holders in a dictatorship?

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