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 landlady want Jerry to do?

2. What does Jerry tell Peter?

3. Who is a richly comic person?

4. What does Jerry say would probably happen if a policeman did come over?

5. What does Jerry smile and do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is irony in the conversation the men have in the second scene.

Part 1) What does Jerry tell Peter?

Part 2) Why is it surprising?

Part 3) What is ironic about what he tells Peter, a man whose name he does not yet know?

Essay Topic 2

At one point, Jerry reminds Peter that he doesn't have to listen to him, that he is free to go whenever he chooses. Why do you think Peter stays to listen anyway? What are three possible reasons for Peter's willingness to stay and listen? What do you think Peter has to gain from listening to Jerry? What do you think Peter wants to learn from Jerry?

Essay Topic 3

Peter makes the statement that his life is simple. What does he mean by that? How does Peter define a simple life? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Why? Why do you think Jerry recoils at the idea of the simple life when Peter mentions it?

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