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 Peter wonder about Jerry's story?

2. What kind of animal should it be?

3. Why does Peter say he originally spoke to Jerry?

4. Where is the open sore on the dog?

5. What does Jerry ask Peter, after donning a deadly serious face?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jerry invites Peter, and the audience, into his world.

Part 1) How does he do this?

Part 2) How does this reinforce the use of a minimal set?

Part 3) Why does the playwright use so much detail?

Essay Topic 2

Jerry describes the dog in grotesque detail.

Part 1) Describe the dog.

Part 2) What or who does the dog represent?

Part 3) Why does Jerry believe he should develop a relationship with the dog?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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