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. Jerry runs at Peter and ______________.

2. What does he do with what he has brought?

3. Jerry pokes Peter and tells him to do what?

4. How does Peter end up scrunched on one side of the bench?

5. At this point in the story, why does Peter wince?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jerry seems to have a negative view of those around him in his life. The people at the rooming house with him seem to be dark and ugly, but Jerry also doesn't seem to be in his right mind. What do you think the people at Jerry's rooming house are really like? Can their descriptions by Jerry be believed? If so, why do you think Jerry stays in that rooming house if he detests the people? Why do you think Jerry tries to escape the woman on a daily basis?

Essay Topic 2

While Jerry seems slightly out of his mind for most of the play, his planning of how to kill the dog is rather complicated. What do you think this says about Jerry? Does this precise planning indicate that he is of sound mind? Do you think the Jerry feels guilty about his actions? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Jerry seems to have troubles staying focused during his conversations with Peter. He interrupts a lot and he tends to avoid parts of the conversation that don't interest him. Why do you think Jerry does this? Why would Jerry talk only of himself and not want to listen to someone else? What could Peter have done to help Jerry engage more in a conversation?

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