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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Does Alan want to leave the hospital?
2. Dysart: There is now, in my mouth, this __________. And it never comes out.
3. Dysart: Sleep. Just sleep....I'm going to make you ______.
4. What does Alan tell Jill to do to the doors?
5. Dysart: Why is Equus in chains? Alan: For the _____ of the world.
Essay Topic 1
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 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 act of blinding the horses is not only horrifying, but also confusing in relation to Alan's love of the horses.
Part 1: List at least 3 things Alan does to prove that he loves horses.
Part 2: Why do you think Alan decided to blind the horses? Explain your answer.
Part 3: How do you think Alan feels about his actions? Support your answer.
This section contains 1,670 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)