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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Frank, Alan, and Jill all meet up?
2. Why doesn't Alan go with his dad? What does he say taking Jill home is?
3. Dysart says he will take away Alan's field of what?
4. What has Jill read fascinates boys most about girls?
5. What does Jill want to see that she's never seen before?
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
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
The act of blinding the horses is not only horrifying, but also confusing in relation to Alan's love of the horses.
Part 1: List at least 3 things Alan does to prove that he loves horses.
Part 2: Why do you think Alan decided to blind the horses? Explain your answer.
Part 3: How do you think Alan feels about his actions? Support your answer.
This section contains 305 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)