The Zoo Story Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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, 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

When Jerry talks about the long way that he took to get to the zoo, it seems like there would have been a better way. Why do you think that Jerry took this route instead? Why? Do you think this particular choice of Jerry's gives Peter another sign that he might not be right in the head? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The monologue, "The Story of Jerry and the Dog" is one that doesn't always make sense to modern readers of "The Zoo Story." In reality, however, it does have significance and certainly serves as the high point of the play. What is the purpose of this monologue? What does this monologue have to say about Jerry? What does this story teach the reader about Jerry's view of the world and his ability to solve problems? What is the point of the story?

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