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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who did Alan see at the theater?
2. On what night do Jill and Alan go out?
3. What isn't destructive, according to Hesther?
4. What does Dysart put on Alan to calm him?
5. What does Dysart want to use on Alan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
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
The power struggle between Alan and Dysart is evident from the start. This power is something they both want and yet want to give up, it seems.
Part 1: What are some of the ways both Alan and Dysart attempt to gain power in their relationship?
Part 2: Honesty is the one thing they both want from the other - why is this?
Part 3: Why do Dysart and Alan both need power in this relationship? What do both stand to gain?
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