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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do both men do?
2. What does Jerry want Peter to do?
3. What is Jerry desperate to know?
4. What does Jerry tell Peter he is?
5. Why does Jerry think Peter should understand everything he's said?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jerry becomes anxious when Peter says that he needs to return home, sitting down for the first time during the play. Why is Jerry anxious about Peter leaving? Give three reasons why Jerry might want Peter to stay. Why does Jerry sit down at this point of the play? What does this signify to the audience and to Peter?
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
When Jerry talks about the long way that he took to get to the zoo, it seems like there would have been a better way. Why do you think that Jerry took this route instead? Why? Do you think this particular choice of Jerry's gives Peter another sign that he might not be right in the head? Why or why not?
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