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. Where does Jill want to go?

2. Why doesn't Alan go with his dad? What does he say taking Jill home is?

3. Dysart: You won't ________ any more, Alan.

4. Dysart: Sleep. Just sleep....I'm going to make you ______.

5. What does Alan say his stories were during scene 24?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The first time Alan encounters a horse is a memorable event for him. The Horseman helps Alan discover his love and longing for the animals.

Part 1: Why is this moment so important for Alan? What causes this moment to follow Alan the rest of his life?

Part 2: Why does Frank become so angry about this meeting with the Horseman? What does he do in response?

Part 3: What do you think of the Horseman? What does he seem to represent in Alan's life?

Essay Topic 2

Dysart views himself as someone who can save the children he works with, but this is enmeshed with the idea that he could also harm them if he wished.

Part 1: What does the dream in Act 1, Scene 5 have to say about Dysart's feelings about his role in the therapy process?

Part 2: What does Dysart do to prevent the dissection of the patients he sees?

Part 3: In the play,do you feel dissection of Alan is necessary for Dysart's work with him? Why or why not?

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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