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 Topic 1
Dysart and Alan's relationship grows with each passing scene and with each new bit of information that is revealed.
Part 1: What does Dysart think of Alan at the beginning of the play? How does this change as the play goes on?
Part 2: Why does Dysart call Alan a 'last straw'? What is the meaning of this phrase?
Part 3: Do you think Dysart genuinely cares about Alan? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The idea of making Alan normal seems to be the direction of the therapy and of the play itself.
Part 1: How is normal defined in this play by Dysart?
Part 2: How would Alan's parents each define normal?
Part 3: Do you think 'normal' is a realistic goal? Why or why not?
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