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 Jerry think the dog does after eating?

2. What does Peter do when hearing this part of the story?

3. What should Peter do as Jerry continues with his story?

4. What does Jerry share with Peter at the beginning of this section?

5. What does he do afterward?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There is irony in the conversation the men have in the second scene.

Part 1) What does Jerry tell Peter?

Part 2) Why is it surprising?

Part 3) What is ironic about what he tells Peter, a man whose name he does not yet know?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Peter makes the statement that his life is simple. What does he mean by that? How does Peter define a simple life? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Why? Why do you think Jerry recoils at the idea of the simple life when Peter mentions it?

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