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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 have with him on the day he decides to kill the dog?
2. What does Jerry do for the first time?
3. Where did Jerry set the meat down?
4. Where was the dog waiting for Jerry after he bought the answer to #115?
5. What does the landlady think Jerry wants for the dog?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The setting is very simple.
Part 1) What is the setting? Could the play be set anywhere else? Why or why not?
Part 2) Why is the setting so simple?
Part 3) How do the characters and the dialogue become, in a sense, the setting?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The premise of two very different people meeting and learning from each other is not a new concept in literature. Do you think the story work have worked if Peter and Jerry were more alike? Why or why not? How do differences help them understand each other? How do differences cause them trouble?
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