The Zoo Story 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 does the dog quickly devour?

2. What does Jerry smile and do?

3. How is Jerry as he continues speaking to Peter?

4. How does Peter feel for listening to such a crazy story for so long?

5. What does Jerry tell Peter not to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jerry and Peter's roles are reversed at the end of the play.

Part 1) What causes this role reversal?

Part 2) In what way are their roles reversed?

Part 3) How might this affect Peter for the rest of his life?

Essay Topic 2

When Jerry talks about the long way that he took to get to the zoo, it seems like there would have been a better way. Why do you think that Jerry took this route instead? Why? Do you think this particular choice of Jerry's gives Peter another sign that he might not be right in the head? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The playwright purposely has Jerry befriend a dog.

Part 1) Why does the playwright do this?

Part 2) To what will this friendship lead? Why does Jerry believe this?

Part 3) What does the playwright believe will happen to someone without love? Why might he believe this?

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