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 does Alan bet all cowboys are?

2. What did Alan beat himself with?

3. Who does Alan name as his favorite king of England?

4. Where did Alan watch his TV?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. But what does Dysart explain once Alan falls asleep?

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

3. What does Frank think about TV?

4. What happens when someone rides Equus, according to Alan?

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

6. What is the piece of information Dora shares once Frank arrives home?

7. What happened on the day that Alan had his first encounter with a horse?

8. What does Dysart admit that be feels?

9. What interrupts Dysart and his thoughts about the hypnosis session with Alan?

10. What is includes in the content of Alan's letter to Dysart?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Another question that is brought up in "Equus" is the idea of accountability for one's actions. Part 1: How do you define being personally accountable for your actions? What does this mean in your life? Part 2: For what actions should Alan be held accountable? Support your answer. Part 3: Do you feel Alan deserves to be in jail or in the mental hospital? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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