Equus Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dysart: After a minute, about a hundred green ___________ will come out of that cupboard singing the Hallelujah Chorus.

2. Dysart: Sleep. Just sleep....I'm going to make you ______.

3. Alan compares the horses and the way they stand to the girls in the _________.

4. Dysart: There is now, in my mouth, this __________. And it never comes out.

5. What does Alan ask of Equus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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