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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 Jill want to see that she's never seen before?
3. Horse and rider shall be one _________, according to Alan
4. What isn't destructive, according to Hesther?
5. What does Dysart read in the beginning of scene 26?
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 worship is also a common theme in this play. Loving someone or something without judgment or criticism is something many characters intimately understand.
Part 1: Give examples of how Alan uses worship as a part of his life. What does this say about Alan?
Part 2: Give examples of how Dysart worships in his own life. What does this say about Dysart?
Part 3: Given these ideas of worship, what does the role of worship have to play in the lives of the characters? What does worship provide? Is it a positive or a negative thing?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)