The Elephant Man Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Bernard Pomerance
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How much does Merrick say he is willing to pay in order to have a visit with Treves during the dream?

2. What new medical advance is Treves obsessed with gaining an edge on?

3. Where does the Bishop suggest Treves look for comfort in his confusions about his profession?

4. During his analysis, which of the following words does Merrick use to describe Treves' condition?

5. When Merrick was a child, from where did Ross rescue him?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, John Merrick endures the abuses of many outside forces. Choose two abusers who deeply impacted John Merrick's life, describe their abuses, and then describe Merrick's reaction to the abuse. How does Merrick's reaction to the abuse give the reader deeper insight into his character?

Essay Topic 2

The church that Merrick is designing has huge symbolic significance in his life. Explain what the church represents both physically and spiritually to Merrick. Then, explain how the construction of the church mirrors the growth Merrick experiences throughout the course of the play.

Essay Topic 3

Merrick's death has particular significance in that the pinheads were involved in it. Explain how the pinheads urged Merrick to his death and what the symbolic importance of the pinheads' involvement in the death is.

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