The Elephant Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Bernard Pomerance
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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. Who shouts from the audience, interrupting Treves' lecture about the Elephant Man's deformities?

2. What does Treves tell Merrick is the one thing that will make him happy during his stay in the hospital?

3. Who keeps track of all the gifts Merrick receives from his admirers?

4. Where was Merrick abandoned as a child?

5. Which of the following words does Mrs. Kendal use to describe Merrick's insights into life and love?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Treves assure that Merrick can stay in the hospital as long as he desires?

2. Why does Treves think that Mrs. Kendall would be a nice addition to the team caring for Merrick?

3. How does Treves respond to Ross' call for the Elephant Man?

4. During his analysis of Treves' body, what realization does Merrick make about Treves' head?

5. During their argument about Heaven, what reasons does Treves give Merrick for sending Mrs. Kendal away?

6. In the letter to the editor, what does Treves add about Merrick?

7. Who is Mrs. Kendal?

8. What insight does Merrick have about the play "Romeo and Juliet"?

9. How does Mrs. Kendal respond to Treves' proposal that she befriend Merrick?

10. What similarity does Treves believe he shares with Merrick?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Money is an element in the play that has negative connotations, as a corrupter and something that is commonly mishandled. Describe one character who has been corrupted by the drive for money, and one character who mishandles the money they have to grievous consequences. Then, compare / contrast which financial sin has a darker force in John Merrick's life.

Essay Topic 2

When Treves first meets the Elephant Man he is completely unappreciated in his profession. Describe the conditions the Elephant Man was living in at the time he first met Treves, and why he was so willing to let Treves take him away for a physical inspection.

Essay Topic 3

Merrick's beliefs about God and art seem to coincide with one another as he views everything as imitations. Briefly describe Merrick's opinions about God, and then briefly describe Merrick's opinions about art, particularly his own. Then, explain how Merrick's beliefs of God and art are intrinsically connected to his opinions about imitation.

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