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 is important about animals, according to Jerry?

2. What should a person do, if he or she cannot communicate with other people?

3. For how long does Jerry do this?

4. What does Jerry do in response to Peter's accusation that Jerry is mad?

5. What is the answer in #97 supposed to do to the audience?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Peter does not understand Jerry's dog story.

Part 1) How dos Jerry react to Peter's lack of understanding?

Part 2) What has happened to their building discord at this point in the play? Why?

Part 3) What does Peter' lack of understanding Jerry's life represent?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Jerry breaks into a monologue called "The Story of Jerry and the Dog."

Part 1) Summarize this story.

Part 2) What lines are blurred in the telling of this story?

Part 3) Why does Jerry tell this story?

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