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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. Who talked to Alan about the biological details of the answer to #48?
2. What does Dysart try to do when he first meets Alan?
3. How old is Alan?
4. Who doesn't understand Dysart, according to him?
5. Hesther has an/a _________ of papers to get through before bed.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jill have to share about her mom's views of dating?
2. How does Alan react to Nugget as he is grooming him?
3. What is the game that Dysart wants he and Alan to play?
4. What does Jill want to do for their date that night?
5. What is includes in the content of Alan's letter to Dysart?
6. What is the reasoning for Alan's choice of King John as his favorite king of England?
7. What are some other ways Alan will change when he is normal?
8. Describe Alan and Dalton's first meeting.
9. What happens when Jill and Alan are sitting in the theatre?
10. How does Dora describe the hose picture?
Essay Topic 1
The wounded healer is a popular archetype to use in literature. Dysart seems to be this wounded healer who can help other wounded souls because of his own wounds.
Part 1: What are some of the ways in which Dysart is wounded?
Part 2: What are some of the ways Dysart's wounds allow him to heal?
Part 3: Do you think Alan takes advantage of Dysart's own wounds? If so, how and why?
Essay Topic 2
Religion is an important part of this play, with symbolism and references throughout the pages.
Part 1: What is the relationship between Alan and religion? How does he feel about it? What does it mean for him?
Part 2: Compare and contrast Alan's parents' feelings about religion and faith.
Part 3: What are Dysart's ideas about faith and religion? How do these affect his understanding of Alan?
Essay Topic 3
The relationship between Dysart and Hesther helps to guide the play and to show the reader how the story progressed for Alan.
Part 1: Why do you think Hesther is introduced in this play? What is her role in the story?
Part 2: What do you think Hesther is meant to symbolize in this play? What is her part in the relationship between Alan and Dysart?
Part 3: Is the character of Hesther necessary? Why or why not?
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