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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Peter want to do?
2. What does Peter keep saying?
3. What does Jerry admit?
4. What can Peter learn from a man who lives in a roominghouse on the West Side?
5. How is Peter, once again?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
If Peter is so frustrated by the end of the play that he blows up in anger, why do you think he feels this way? Is his anger directed solely at Jerry, or is it also directed at himself? Why or why not? Why does Peter have such a hard time understanding what Jerry has told him? If you were in Peter's shoes, would you have felt the same way? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Jerry dies from running into Peter when he was holding the knife. Do you think Jerry did this on purpose? Why or why not? Why does Jerry tell Peter to run away after he cleans the fingerprints off the knife? Why does Peter decide to run away instead of staying to help Jerry?
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