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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 can Senator Avila in succeed in doing with his daughter in Scene 16?
2. Who betrays Joey in Scene 4?
3. Which character is not speaking on a phone in Scene 4?
4. What periodical does Jacob work for?
5. What excuse does Joey give for leaving in Scene 17?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Fassbinder show himself to be disingenuous in Scene 17?
2. How does Imelda describe herself at the end of Scene 10?
3. How does Ledesma assert dominance over Daisy at the end of Scene 8?
4. How does Joey steal from Fassbinder in Scene 17?
5. What is Daisy Avila doing when she is arrested in Scene 4?
6. Describe the action at the beginning of Scene 17.
7. What does Imelda Marcos say about the assassination in Scene 10?
8. How does Joey relate to Fassbinder in Scene 17?
9. What does Senator Avila tell Daisy in his soliloquy in Scene 16?
10. How does Uncle betray Joey in Scene 4?
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 country of the Philippines is the primary character of Dogeaters, and it undergoes many changes as a political climate turns bloody. Write a three part essay about the transition the Philippines undergoes:
Part 1) Describe the Philippines at the beginning of the play. How do the Marcoses rule it, and what is the coal structure like? Discuss how the colonial history of the country has shaped Philippine society.
Part 2) The catalyzing event of Dogeaters is the murder of Senator Avila. Why is Avila murdered? How does the populace respond to the assassination? Discuss if and how Philippine society is changed by this upheaval.
Part 3) Discuss the state of the Philippines at the end of the play. What has changes in the sociopolitical climate, and what is the same as it was before? What cumulative effect did the coup have?
Essay Topic 3
Because the world of Dogeaters is a panorama of many characters, the intersection between high and low society is dramatized in the characters. Write an essay about three strata of Philippine society as dramatized in the play:
Part 1) Discuss the golfing party of Alacran, Ledesma, and Avila. What does this group illustrate about the ruling class in the Philippines? Are they all of a single mind? Where does their power derive from?
Part 2) Discuss the working class in the Philippines as represented by Romeo and Trini. What options are open to these individuals? What limitations do they face? Discuss how the play leaves both of these characters. What does this say about the working class in the Philippines?
Part 3) How do Perlita and Chiquiting represent a sort of intersection between the ruling and the working classes? What connection do they have between both groups? How does this make them the safest and least happy of social groups?
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