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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When was the last bad nightmare of Alan's, according to scene 26?
2. What does Dora say doesn't work on her?
3. Dysart: He'll trot on this _________ tamely through the concrete evening.
4. What does Jill say will keep them warm?
5. What does Equus say to Alan?
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
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 3
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?
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