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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Alan: I bet _______'s heard some funny things.
2. When was the last bad nightmare of Alan's, according to scene 26?
3. How far did Jill and Alan have to walk home?
4. What does Hesther think Dysart can take away from Alan?
5. Who did Alan see at the theater?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The relationship between Dysart and Alan is a complicated one, to be sure. At times, they each seem to be helping each other, instead of one person helping more than another.
Part 1: What are some of the ways in which Dysart helps Alan?
Part 2: What are some of the ways in which Alan helps Dysart?
Part 3: Do you think Dysart is more concerned about himself or about Alan in their sessions?
Essay Topic 2
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 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 275 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)