Equus Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Frank, Alan, and Jill all meet up?

2. Dysart: Why is Equus in chains? Alan: For the _____ of the world.

3. Dora accuses Dysart of what word being a dirty word in the hospital?

4. Where did Alan have a copy of the stable key made?

5. What does Dysart read in the beginning of scene 26?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The idea of making Alan normal seems to be the direction of the therapy and of the play itself.

Part 1: How is normal defined in this play by Dysart?

Part 2: How would Alan's parents each define normal?

Part 3: Do you think 'normal' is a realistic goal? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The characters of Dysart and Alan are opposites, and yet similar at the same time. Their two stories make up the play of "Equus."

Part 1: Compare the similarities between Dysart and Alan. How are these two characters alike?

Part 2: Contrast Dysart and Alan. How are these two characters not alike?

Part 3: Do you think Dysart and Alan are more alike or more different? Explain your answer.

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