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 subject does Dysart ask Dora and Frank about in regards to what they talked to Alan about?

2. What is Alan screaming out when he is dreaming?

3. What was King Edward the First's other name?

4. How much does Dysart get paid an hour to see Alan?

5. When does Alan agree to work?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the game that Dysart wants he and Alan to play?

4. What does Dysart tell Alan after Alan has told him about the scene in the stable?

5. How does Alan react to Nugget as he is grooming him?

6. What does Jill have to share about her mom's views of dating?

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

8. What does Hesther make of the dream that Dysart shares with her?

9. What does Dora offer as an explanation for Alan's behavior?

10. What is the reasoning for Alan's choice of King John as his favorite king of England?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The way Frank speaks in this play is very compelling, and almost numbing. This specific character seems to offer more than what the viewer can see in his actions.

Part 1: List three different phrases the Frank uses repetitively in this play.

Part 2: Why do you think the author made Frank speak in the way that he does?

Part 3: What are your impressions of Frank from the way he speaks? What kind of person does Frank seem to be?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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