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. How does Treves react to Mrs. Kendal's probing questions about Merrick's anatomy?

2. Why does everyone find Merrick's artwork so amazing?

3. How is the porter treated by Gomm after visiting Merrick's room?

4. Which of the following best describes the Elephant Man's deformities?

5. What part of Merrick's body is Mrs.Kendal most interested in?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Merrick react to the news that he will be allowed an indefinite stay at the hospital?

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

5. During the dream, what statemtents does Gomm make about "good men" and what should happen to them?

6. Who are the pinheads?

7. What sales pitch does Ross use to entice passersby into the Elephant Man's tent?

8. Why does Ross come to visit Merrick in the hospital?

9. As Merrick is meeting with the Bishop, what discussion of Merrick's impending death do Gomm and Treves have?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The medical community in London has varying views on John Merrick and his condition. Choose two characters who provide opposite beliefs about John Merrick's condition and describe each side of their argument. How does the medical debate over John Merrick's condition culminate in the climax of the play?

Essay Topic 2

There is much argument at the end of the novel as to whether or not Merrick wanted, and chose, to die. Explain the arguments for both sides of the debate, citing evidence presented in the text, and then explain which argument you side with and why.

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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