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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did Frank, Alan, and Jill all meet up?
2. The _________ is the good smile in a child's eyes - all right.
3. What does the voice of Equus call from out of the cave?
4. What does Alan offer to take out of the horse?
5. What does Alan ask of Equus?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
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?
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