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. When Jerry says that he will pray, how does the landlady react?

2. What does Jerry do as Peter starts to leave?

3. When does the dog bother Jerry?

4. What if killing the dog nicely does not work?

5. Jerry says that animals don't take to him like ______________.

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 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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