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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jerry say that Peter should do with the item in #169?
2. What did the dog do when Jerry first moved in?
3. What street was strewn with hamburger rolls?
4. Jerry tells Peter, "You've lost your bench, but defended your __________."
5. What does Jerry call himself?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
While Jerry seems slightly out of his mind for most of the play, his planning of how to kill the dog is rather complicated. What do you think this says about Jerry? Does this precise planning indicate that he is of sound mind? Do you think the Jerry feels guilty about his actions? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Jerry seems to be a little 'off' during most of the story. Do you think that he's crazy? Why or why not? Why do you think Peter doesn't seem to be afraid of Jerry at first? What behaviors does Jerry exhibit that make him likable and sane?
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?
This section contains 950 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)