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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 periodical does Jacob work for?
2. Where is Senator Avila shot?
3. What final tragedy befalls Daisy at the end of Scene 9?
4. Who is murdered in Scene 7?
5. Who does Joey first tell about witnessing the assassination?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Imelda describe herself at the end of Scene 10?
2. What is Daisy Avila doing when she is arrested in Scene 4?
3. How does Perlita save Joey's life in Scene 5?
4. How is Joey connected to the assassination?
5. What does Senator Avila tell Daisy in his soliloquy in Scene 16?
6. Describe the assassination of Senator Avila at the end of Act I.
7. What state is Joey in in Scene 11?
8. Describe the action at the beginning of Scene 17.
9. How does Joey steal from Fassbinder in Scene 17?
10. How is Daisy interrogated in Scene 8?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The world of Manila in Dogeaters is one in which everything and everyone is for sale. In an essay, chart Rainer Fassbinder's experience in the city as an illustration of this. What does Fassbinder buy with his western dollars over the course of the play? Who does he exploit and what does he damage in the process? Discuss how someone like Fassbinder rationalizes this exploitation.
Essay Topic 2
The character of Imelda Marcos in Dogeaters is an amalgamation of the associations held internationally about the historic figure. Write an essay analyzing the character of Imelda Marcos. What image does Imelda want to impart to her people? What narrative does she tell about herself? Discuss how her actions belie the falsehood of her personal narrative.
Essay Topic 3
Dogeaters is a sweeping narrative, and it is a play, allowing it many devices to impart information. Write an essay about the use of dramatic devices to impart information to the audience/reader:
Part 1) Discuss the framing device of the play. What is the function of Barbara and Nestor, both as individuals and as devices in the plot? How does the radio drama alter the tone of the play?
Part 2) Write an analysis of the sexual montage that occurs near the end of Act I. Which characters in the play are involved? Do any of them enjoy themselves? How does Hagedorn interweave the different sexual encounters?
Part 3) Discuss the use of monologue in the play. When characters speak directly to the audience, what do they impart? Are they covering narrative, adding emotional nuance, or both? Does the monologue affect the flow of the narrative?
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