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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Dysart says that everything he does is a trick or a ______.
2. Dora accuses Dysart of what word being a dirty word in the hospital?
3. What does Alan offer to take out of the horse?
4. Who does Frank say he came to the theater to see?
5. What does the voice of Equus call from out of the cave?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The act of blinding the horses is not only horrifying, but also confusing in relation to Alan's love of the horses.
Part 1: List at least 3 things Alan does to prove that he loves horses.
Part 2: Why do you think Alan decided to blind the horses? Explain your answer.
Part 3: How do you think Alan feels about his actions? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Religion is an important part of this play, with symbolism and references throughout the pages.
Part 1: What is the relationship between Alan and religion? How does he feel about it? What does it mean for him?
Part 2: Compare and contrast Alan's parents' feelings about religion and faith.
Part 3: What are Dysart's ideas about faith and religion? How do these affect his understanding of Alan?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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