The Elephant Man Test | Final Test - Hard

Bernard Pomerance
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Merrick most worried about now that he knows Lord John has stolen his money?

2. In the dream, who does Merrick claim will be the "perfect subject" for his study?

3. After his argument with Merrick, what does Ross confess to him?

4. Who discovers that Merrick has died?

5. In the dream, who does Gomm call a "good man"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Each of the scenes within the play has its own title. Choose two scenes with particularly memorable titles and explain what themes were presented in that scene. As a reader, how do the scene titles function within the text of the play as a whole?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Throughout the course of the play, many characters travel extreme spiritual journeys, relying heavily on the words of wisdom that the Bishop imparts on them. Choose one character who undergoes a spiritual journey and create a time line for that transformation. Then, explain how the spiritual journey relied heavily on their relationship with the Bishop and give an example of one piece of advice the Bishop bestowed upon the character.

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