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. When Peter winces as Jerry is telling his story, what does Jerry tell him to do?

2. How does Jerry deal with the dog on most days?

3. What specific things does he list?

4. What does he do afterward?

5. What does Jerry call Peter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jerry runs away from danger whenever he encounters it - he runs from his landlady, he runs from the dog, etc. In doing so, what does this say about Jerry? Could he have responded in any other way? Why or why not? If Jerry wasn't always running away, how would his life be different? For example, if Jerry hadn't tried to kill the dog, but instead just tried to be friends with it, how would that have changed his relationship with the landlady? Would it have changed it at all?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Jerry is talking about the dog, but he is also trying to compare his relationship with the dog to the relationship between Peter and himself. When Jerry is desperate to know if the dog would be kind to him, he is actually talking to Peter. Do you think Peter realizes this? Why or why not? If Peter does realize this, do you think this changes his opinion of Jerry? Why or why not?

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