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. How is Peter, once again?

2. Jerry says that animals don't take to him like ______________.

3. What does Jerry think the dog does after eating?

4. What does Jerry tell him about the story?

5. What kind of animal should it be?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The background of Jerry is a sad one, filled with death and sadness. However, with Jerry's state of mind as it's seen in the play, do you think he's making up these stories? Why or why not? If he was making up the stories, what purpose does this serve for him? Can the reader and Peter trust anything he says?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of animals occurs sporadically throughout the play.

Part 1) Describe when it is first mentioned.

Part 2) Describe two other times it is mentioned. How does it enhance the story?

Part 3) How do these animal qualities relate to these two characters and to people, in general?

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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