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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Treves come running back into the room to say about Merrick?
2. What is Merrick doing with the Bishop while Treves and Gomm are having a private discussion?
3. How does Mrs. Kendal respond when Merrick asks if she will remain his friend even after his money has been stolen?
4. What do the pinheads urge Merrick to enter?
5. Who reads Treves the letter written after Merrick's death?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Many of the characters in the play seem to feel a moral obligation to care for Merrick. This moral obligation could arise from religious views or other personality traits. Choose two characters who feel drawn to care for Merrick and explain the reasons behind their moral obligations. How does this obligation affect each of the character's relationships with the man they first set out to help?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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