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 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 Topic 1
The role of sex in this story is one that seems to cause a great deal of pain and worry in the characters, as well as relief and release.
Part 1: List three different ways or instances in which sex is revealed in this play.
Part 2: What are the outcomes of these instances? What do the characters involved learn from each of this instances?
Part 3: Is sex seen as a bad or a good thing in this play? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
The relationships between husband and wife are also questioned in this play.
Part 1: Describe the relationship between Dora and Frank.
Part 2: Describe the relationship between Dysart and his wife.
Part 3: What do these relationships seem to say about marriage in general? Does the author seem to be making a statement about love relationships?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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