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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did Alan leave the stable with the horse?
2. Dysart says he will take away Alan's field of what?
3. What does Alan ask of Equus?
4. What does Equus say to Alan?
5. Who says the movie was their idea?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The role of sex in this story is one that seems to cause a great deal of pain and worry in the characters, as well as relief and release.
Part 1: List three different ways or instances in which sex is revealed in this play.
Part 2: What are the outcomes of these instances? What do the characters involved learn from each of this instances?
Part 3: Is sex seen as a bad or a good thing in this play? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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