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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. After Merrick is handed over to the police, what do they search his belongings for?
2. Which of the following best describes Treves' voice as he describes the Elephant Man to the audience during a lecture?
3. When Merrick is telling Treves about his life in the workhouse, which word does he repeat over and over and over, in reference to the beatings he received?
4. What is Merrick attempting to portray in his artistic rendering?
5. How does Merrick describe his mother to Mrs. Kendal?
Short Essay Questions
1. In his discussion about Merrick's death, what argument does Treves make about the human condition?
2. Which high society members come to visit with Merrick during the height of his popularity, what types of gifts do they leave for him?
3. Why has Treves moved to London?
4. During his analysis of Treves' body, what notes does Merrick make about Treves' left hand?
5. What does Treves tell Merrick about anesthetic and his patient who nearly didn't come out of it?
6. How does Gomm greet the new hire, Treves?
7. How does Merrick spend the few moments directly before he dies?
8. How does Merrick react to the pinheads when he first meets them?
9. During Ross and Merrick's argument about returning to work together, how do the two men taunt each other?
10. How does Merrick react to the news that he will be allowed an indefinite stay at the hospital?
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the text, Treves is represented as an angelic, almost spiritual entity. Describe two instances in which Treves could be compared to a religious leader and then explain how Merrick reacts to the religious symbolism in his life.
Essay Topic 2
Dreams play an important role in creating themes throughout the novel. Choose two dreams that appeared in the play and describe what happened in each of them. Then, explain what each dream meant to the character who had them, and how the dream worked to create a theme in the play as a whole.
Essay Topic 3
Throughout the course of the novel, many characters realize the errors of their ways and attempt to repent for their sins. Choose two characters that have "seen the light" of their sins and describe their reactions to this enlightenment. Then, explain how the process of repenting changed, or did not change, the characters involved.
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