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. Who says the movie was their idea?
2. Dysart: There is now, in my mouth, this __________. And it never comes out.
3. What is Alan having at the beginning of scene 35?
4. Dysart: After a minute, about a hundred green ___________ will come out of that cupboard singing the Hallelujah Chorus.
5. What isn't destructive, according to Hesther?
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
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
Alan's obsession with horses and his obvious sexual attraction to them seems startling to many readers and viewers of "Equus." At the same time, it's a theme that can be explored on many levels.
Part 1: Why do you think the author chose horses for Alan's obsession? What makes horses the ideal targets of his lust?
Part 2: While there is an obvious sexual attraction to the horses, how else could this attraction be explained? What else might Alan be lusting for in his life? Why?
Part 3: When the idea of the horse and the man becoming one is mentioned, what do you think this means? What is the outcome of this connection?
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