Don't Stop the Carnival Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two things are constant about Hippolyte?

2. Who is with Governor Sanders when Norman enters the Gull Reef dining room following his nap?

3. What is Norman hoping the governor will do to help him with his immigration problem?

4. What does Mrs. Ball suggest when she sees Norman?

5. Who is hurt before Hippolyte is captured?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Iris and Norman do instead of the picnic at Dingley Dell they have planned?

2. What does Norman find when he goes to the Pink Cottage to see why Iris does not come to the champagne party?

3. Why does Norman think Hippolyte's return to the Gull Reef Club is going to be a problem?

4. What seems to bother Norman despite the fact that Hippolyte has everything fixed and running smoothly at the club?

5. Why does it seem all eyes are on Iris when she arrives at the Tilson party?

6. What happens when Sheldon goes diving with the IUD unit?

7. What announcement does Norman make while out on the boat with the Tilsons and Iris?

8. Why is Norman happy when he hears the rain?

9. What does Sheila finally do after the disaster with the cistern?

10. What happens between Lester and Hippolyte that upsets Norman?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What other novels have been written by Herman Wouk? What have these other novels been about? Explain what might have motivated Wouk to write "Don't Stop the Carnival." (Hint: See the Author's Note.) Give examples from the text to support your responses.

Essay Topic 2

Was the club a good investment considering everything Norman went through? Did the costly problems outweigh the profits of owning the club? If he still owned it today do you think it would be valuable? Give examples from the text to support your responses.

Essay Topic 3

The natural progression of a novel is a series of events and interactions between characters that helps to move the story from point A to point B, and on to the end of the novel. An example of this is that the water problem moves the story to the cistern problem, which then moves the story to needing someone to do the repair work. With that in mind, what purpose did the killing of Hassim serve in the book? Give examples from the text to support your responses.

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