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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jill say will keep them warm?
2. What is the idea that says - Ride or Fall?
3. Dysart: He'll trot on this _________ tamely through the concrete evening.
4. When was the last bad nightmare of Alan's, according to scene 26?
5. Dysart: After a minute, about a hundred green ___________ will come out of that cupboard singing the Hallelujah Chorus.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1The way Frank speaks in this play is very compelling, and almost numbing. This specific character seems to offer more than what the viewer can see in his actions. Part 1: List three different phrases the Frank uses repetitively in this play. Part 2: Why do you think the author made Frank speak in the way that he does? Part 3: What are your impressions of Frank from the way he speaks? What kind of person does Frank seem to be?
Essay Topic 2The 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 3Alan'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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