Equus Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the word Frank says he's never forgotten?

2. What is Dysart's answer to Alan's question about his dream?

3. Where does Alan hear about the white horse?

4. What does the Horseman say Alan is doing when Frank asks?

5. Sex should only happen, according to Dora, when two people are ______.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jill notice about Alan and his fascination with eyes?

2. What is the significance of the horse picture?

3. Why does Dysart tell Dora not to come visit Alan anymore?

4. What does Dysart offer to do as a result of #46?

5. What is the horseman's response to Franks' reaction?

6. What is Frank's reaction to Alan's encounter with the horse?

7. What does Frank think of the way Dora raised Alan?

8. Who does Dysart blame for some of his current self doubts?

9. What is the secret that Frank shares with Dysart?

10. But what does Dysart explain once Alan falls asleep?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of worship is also a common theme in this play. Loving someone or something without judgment or criticism is something many characters intimately understand.

Part 1: Give examples of how Alan uses worship as a part of his life. What does this say about Alan?

Part 2: Give examples of how Dysart worships in his own life. What does this say about Dysart?

Part 3: Given these ideas of worship, what does the role of worship have to play in the lives of the characters? What does worship provide? Is it a positive or a negative thing?

Essay Topic 2

Alan and Dysart's relationship gets off to a rocky start at first, with Alan singing jingles to Dysart at the beginning.

Part 1: Why do you think Alan sang these jingles to Dysart? What was he trying to achieve?

Part 2: What is Dysart's reaction the jingles and what does this day about Dysart?

Part 3: What does this initial encounter say about Alan and his receptiveness to Dysart? What does it seem to tell the viewer?

Essay Topic 3

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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