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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who did Alan see at the theater?
2. Who says the movie was their idea?
3. In the first line of the scene, Jill says: It's called the ____________.
4. When was the last bad nightmare of Alan's, according to scene 26?
5. What is the horse's name in Alan's vision?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The relationships between husband and wife are also questioned in this play.
Part 1: Describe the relationship between Dora and Frank.
Part 2: Describe the relationship between Dysart and his wife.
Part 3: What do these relationships seem to say about marriage in general? Does the author seem to be making a statement about love relationships?
Essay Topic 2
Dysart and Alan's relationship grows with each passing scene and with each new bit of information that is revealed.
Part 1: What does Dysart think of Alan at the beginning of the play? How does this change as the play goes on?
Part 2: Why does Dysart call Alan a 'last straw'? What is the meaning of this phrase?
Part 3: Do you think Dysart genuinely cares about Alan? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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