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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Does Alan want to leave the hospital?
2. What does Alan pick up and threaten Jill with?
3. Why doesn't Alan go with his dad? What does he say taking Jill home is?
4. Where does Alan like to do instead of going to bed?
5. What does Hesther think Dysart can take away from Alan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The role of sex in this story is one that seems to cause a great deal of pain and worry in the characters, as well as relief and release.
Part 1: List three different ways or instances in which sex is revealed in this play.
Part 2: What are the outcomes of these instances? What do the characters involved learn from each of this instances?
Part 3: Is sex seen as a bad or a good thing in this play? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
The 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 3
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?
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