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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Jill want to go?
2. Where does Alan like to do instead of going to bed?
3. What did Alan keep seeing instead of Jill?
4. Horse and rider shall be one _________, according to Alan
5. What does Dysart put on Alan to calm him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The first time Alan encounters a horse is a memorable event for him. The Horseman helps Alan discover his love and longing for the animals.
Part 1: Why is this moment so important for Alan? What causes this moment to follow Alan the rest of his life?
Part 2: Why does Frank become so angry about this meeting with the Horseman? What does he do in response?
Part 3: What do you think of the Horseman? What does he seem to represent in Alan's life?
Essay Topic 2
The characters of Dysart and Alan are opposites, and yet similar at the same time. Their two stories make up the play of "Equus."
Part 1: Compare the similarities between Dysart and Alan. How are these two characters alike?
Part 2: Contrast Dysart and Alan. How are these two characters not alike?
Part 3: Do you think Dysart and Alan are more alike or more different? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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