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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 Jerry ask Peter, after donning a deadly serious face?

2. What does Peter keep saying?

3. What does Jerry tell Peter?

4. Peter says that he has listened to Jerry all afternoon because it seemed like Jerry needed _____________.

5. What is important about animals, according to Jerry?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jerry's line of questioning sets a mood for the audience.

Part 1) What can one tell about Jerry through this questioning?

Part 2) Why does Jerry question Peter?

Part 3) How does Peter react? Why does he react this way?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Jerry becomes anxious when Peter says that he needs to return home, sitting down for the first time during the play. Why is Jerry anxious about Peter leaving? Give three reasons why Jerry might want Peter to stay. Why does Jerry sit down at this point of the play? What does this signify to the audience and to Peter?

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