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. Who says the movie was their idea?

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

3. What is Alan having at the beginning of scene 35?

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

5. What isn't destructive, according to Hesther?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The relationships between husband and wife are also questioned in this play.

Part 1: Describe the relationship between Dora and Frank.

Part 2: Describe the relationship between Dysart and his wife.

Part 3: What do these relationships seem to say about marriage in general? Does the author seem to be making a statement about love relationships?

Essay Topic 2

The horses come to Alan and tell him to never be with a woman again, a powerful part of this play's conclusion.

Part 1: Do you think Alan can maintain this promise to the horses? Why or why not?

Part 2: Why do you think this promise is asked of Alan by the horses?

Part 3: Why does Alan blind the horses in the end? What is he symbolically trying to blind from seeing?

Essay Topic 3

The relationships between father and son or father figure and son figure are also scrutinized.

Part 1: Describe the relationship between Alan and his father. How would you categorize it - happy, sad, unhealthy, etc.? Support your answer.

Part 2: Describe the relationship between Alan and Dysart. How would you categorize it - good, bad, balanced, etc.? Support your answer.

Part 3: Do you think Alan and Dysart view themselves in a father and son sort of relationship? Why or why not?

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