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 he hear as he runs away?

2. Why wasn't Jerry's test fair in relation to why he went to the zoo?

3. What does the dog try to do to Jerry?

4. What does Jerry think the dog does after eating?

5. What is one characteristic about the dog?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The bench becomes a fighting ground for both men, as each wants sole 'custody' of the bench. Why is the bench so important to the men? What does it signify to the play? Why can't the men give up their ownership of the bench? How could this have been settled between Peter and Jerry?

Essay Topic 2

Jerry seems to think he needs to learn to deal with other items in his life before he will be ready to deal with a human. Does this make sense? Why or why not? What does this seem to say about Jerry's social skills? Could this be a result of his upbringing? Why or why not? How can Jerry speed up the process of learning to communicate?

Essay Topic 3

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?

(see the answer keys)

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