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. Who disappeared from Jill's life?

2. Who does Dysart compare the horse to?

3. Who has caused Alan to become very upset and throw a tray at this person?

4. What is the idea that says - Ride or Fall?

5. What does Dora say doesn't work on her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dysart views himself as someone who can save the children he works with, but this is enmeshed with the idea that he could also harm them if he wished.

Part 1: What does the dream in Act 1, Scene 5 have to say about Dysart's feelings about his role in the therapy process?

Part 2: What does Dysart do to prevent the dissection of the patients he sees?

Part 3: In the play,do you feel dissection of Alan is necessary for Dysart's work with him? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The power struggle between Alan and Dysart is evident from the start. This power is something they both want and yet want to give up, it seems.

Part 1: What are some of the ways both Alan and Dysart attempt to gain power in their relationship?

Part 2: Honesty is the one thing they both want from the other - why is this?

Part 3: Why do Dysart and Alan both need power in this relationship? What do both stand to gain?

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