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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 admit?
2. What does Jerry say that the landlady probably eats?
3. What is important about animals, according to Jerry?
4. Why does Peter say he originally spoke to Jerry?
5. Jerry continues to push and poke Peter until Peter is _________.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jerry, at first, mentions killing the dog.
Part 1) How does Peter react to this? Why does he react this way?
Part 2) Why does Jerry want to kill the dog?
Part 3) Why does he, in the end, not kill the dog? How does he feel about this? Why does he feel 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 repeatedly teases Peter about the parakeets.
Part 1) How does he tease him?
Part 2) Why does he tease him?
Part 3) How does this teasing relate to the animal theme?
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