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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dysart admit right after saying what he says in #172?
2. Where did Frank, Alan, and Jill all meet up?
3. Who disappeared from Jill's life?
4. Why doesn't Alan go with his dad? What does he say taking Jill home is?
5. What does the voice of Equus call from out of the cave?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The idea of worship is also a common theme in this play. Loving someone or something without judgment or criticism is something many characters intimately understand.
Part 1: Give examples of how Alan uses worship as a part of his life. What does this say about Alan?
Part 2: Give examples of how Dysart worships in his own life. What does this say about Dysart?
Part 3: Given these ideas of worship, what does the role of worship have to play in the lives of the characters? What does worship provide? Is it a positive or a negative thing?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
This section contains 327 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)