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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Dysart: After a minute, about a hundred green ___________ will come out of that cupboard singing the Hallelujah Chorus.
2. Dysart: Sleep. Just sleep....I'm going to make you ______.
3. Alan compares the horses and the way they stand to the girls in the _________.
4. Dysart: There is now, in my mouth, this __________. And it never comes out.
5. What does Alan ask of Equus?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Another question that is brought up in "Equus" is the idea of accountability for one's actions.
Part 1: How do you define being personally accountable for your actions? What does this mean in your life?
Part 2: For what actions should Alan be held accountable? Support your answer.
Part 3: Do you feel Alan deserves to be in jail or in the mental hospital? Why?
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
Alan and Dysart's relationship gets off to a rocky start at first, with Alan singing jingles to Dysart at the beginning.
Part 1: Why do you think Alan sang these jingles to Dysart? What was he trying to achieve?
Part 2: What is Dysart's reaction the jingles and what does this day about Dysart?
Part 3: What does this initial encounter say about Alan and his receptiveness to Dysart? What does it seem to tell the viewer?
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