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Equus Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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?



Essay Topics

The act of blinding the horses is not only horrifying, but also confusing in relation to Alan's love of the horses.

Part 1: List at least 3 things Alan does to prove that he loves horses.

Part 2: Why do you think Alan decided to blind the horses? Explain your answer.

Part 3: How do you think Alan feels about his actions? Support your answer.

The idea of making Alan normal seems to be the direction of the therapy and of the play itself.

Part 1: How is normal defined in this play by Dysart?

Part 2: How would Alan's parents each define normal?

Part 3: Do you think 'normal' is a realistic goal? Why or why not?

Alan's obsession with horses and his obvious sexual attraction to them seems startling to many readers and viewers of "Equus." At the same time, it's a theme that can be explored on many levels.

Part 1: Why do you think the author chose horses for Alan's obsession? What makes horses the ideal targets of his lust?

Part 2: While there is an obvious sexual attraction to the horses, how else could this attraction be explained? What else might Alan be lusting for in his life? Why?

Part 3: When the idea of the horse and the man becoming one is mentioned, what do you think this means? What is the outcome of this connection?

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