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 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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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