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. What was the girl's name in the movie?

2. What color does Alan say Nugget is?

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

4. What does Alan pick up and threaten Jill with?

5. What is Alan having at the beginning of scene 35?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The first time Alan encounters a horse is a memorable event for him. The Horseman helps Alan discover his love and longing for the animals.

Part 1: Why is this moment so important for Alan? What causes this moment to follow Alan the rest of his life?

Part 2: Why does Frank become so angry about this meeting with the Horseman? What does he do in response?

Part 3: What do you think of the Horseman? What does he seem to represent in Alan's life?

Essay Topic 2

The relationship between Dysart and Alan is a complicated one, to be sure. At times, they each seem to be helping each other, instead of one person helping more than another.

Part 1: What are some of the ways in which Dysart helps Alan?

Part 2: What are some of the ways in which Alan helps Dysart?

Part 3: Do you think Dysart is more concerned about himself or about Alan in their sessions?

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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