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. How does Joey entertain himself in Scene 17?

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

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

4. Who shoots Senator Avila?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Joey connected to the assassination?

3. How does Uncle betray Joey in Scene 4?

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

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

6. How does Perlita save Joey's life in Scene 5?

7. Describe the assassination of Senator Avila at the end of Act I.

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

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

10. Why is Lolita Luna worried in Scene 6?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

The role of coupling in Dogeaters is more ambiguous than in many other narratives. Write an essay about three couplings. How do these two characters find each other? What do they have to gain from each other? To what extent is the relationship based more on deception or power than it is on love? How does the relationship end?

Part 1) Romeo and Trini.

Part 2) Fassbinder and Joey.

Part 3) Lolita and Ledesma.

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