Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the name of the horse?
2. What does Dysart call Hesther at the end of scene 18?
3. What's the name of the shop where Alan used to work?
4. Who comforts Dora when she breaks down?
5. When is Dysart going over to Alan's family's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jill have to share about her mom's views of dating?
2. What do Frank and Dora share with Dysart about Alan that surprised them?
3. Why does Dysart tell Dora not to come visit Alan anymore?
4. What is the piece of information Dora shares once Frank arrives home?
5. How does Dora describe the hose picture?
6. What does Dysart admit that be feels?
7. What does Hesther make of the dream that Dysart shares with her?
8. What does Alan have to say about the things he said when he was under hypnosis?
9. What kind of deal does Alan make with Dysart?
10. What is Frank's reaction to Alan's encounter with the horse?
The relationships between father and son or father figure and son figure are also scrutinized.
Part 1: Describe the relationship between Alan and his father. How would you categorize it - happy, sad, unhealthy, etc.? Support your answer.
Part 2: Describe the relationship between Alan and Dysart. How would you categorize it - good, bad, balanced, etc.? Support your answer.
Part 3: Do you think Alan and Dysart view themselves in a father and son sort of relationship? Why or why not?
Dysart views himself as someone who can save the children he works with, but this is enmeshed with the idea that he could also harm them if he wished.
Part 1: What does the dream in Act 1, Scene 5 have to say about Dysart's feelings about his role in the therapy process?
Part 2: What does Dysart do to prevent the dissection of the patients he sees?
Part 3: In the play,do you feel dissection of Alan is necessary for Dysart's work with him? Why or why not?
The first time Alan encounters a horse is a memorable event for him. The Horseman helps Alan discover his love and longing for the animals.
Part 1: Why is this moment so important for Alan? What causes this moment to follow Alan the rest of his life?
Part 2: Why does Frank become so angry about this meeting with the Horseman? What does he do in response?
Part 3: What do you think of the Horseman? What does he seem to represent in Alan's life?
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