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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 does Alan ask of Dysart?
2. According to Dysart, he and his wife: We were _____ in our wooing, ______ in our wedding, ______ in our disappointment.
3. What is the first thing Dalton tells Alan to learn?
4. Who is the jurist?
5. When the horse and the rider were one being, what were they compared to?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Alan say when he recounts his nonverbal conversation with that first horse?
2. What does Dalton think about the actions of Alan?
3. Describe how Nugget reacts to Alan.
4. What is the significance of the horse picture?
5. What does Dysart offer to do as a result of #46?
6. Why does Dysart tell Dora not to come visit Alan anymore?
7. What has Alan done that has caused him to be a part of the mental hospital?
8. What happens when Jill and Alan are sitting in the theatre?
9. How did Dora encourage the love of horses in Alan?
10. What is includes in the content of Alan's letter to Dysart?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
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
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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