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. Where does Jerry say all the policemen are?

2. Tell me Peter, is this _________, this iron and wood, is this your honor?

3. What does Jerry wonder about the dog?

4. Peter claims that he does not want to know __________________.

5. Why has Jerry gone to the zoo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lack of understanding is a theme.

Part 1) Describe two incidences of misunderstanding.

Part 2) How can the audience relate to this misunderstanding?

Part 3) How does the misunderstanding help the plot progress?

Essay Topic 2

The setting of the play is Central Park in New York, but it seems that the setting could be a character as well. What function does the setting play in this play? How does it affect the action that takes place? How does the park provide the best setting for the conversations to take place? Is there another setting that would be been better? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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