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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the voice of Equus call from out of the cave?
2. In the first line of the scene, Jill says: It's called the ____________.
3. Where did Alan have a copy of the stable key made?
4. Does Alan want to leave the hospital?
5. What does Dysart offer to Alan as his next trick?
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
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 idea of worship is also a common theme in this play. Loving someone or something without judgment or criticism is something many characters intimately understand.
Part 1: Give examples of how Alan uses worship as a part of his life. What does this say about Alan?
Part 2: Give examples of how Dysart worships in his own life. What does this say about Dysart?
Part 3: Given these ideas of worship, what does the role of worship have to play in the lives of the characters? What does worship provide? Is it a positive or a negative thing?
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