Nights at the Circus 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 does Fevvers call Lizzie?

2. Who does Kearney fire in this chapter?

3. Who does Mignon say she would never have an affair with?

4. Which country are the band of men outlawed from?

5. How does Olga break the camp's code of conduct?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Fevvers discover about Walser in book 3, chapter 10?

2. What sacrifice has Walser for his freedom in book 3, chapter 4?

3. Describe Walser's initial meeting with the Shaman.

4. Describe Maestro's story.

5. What world has Walser's amnesia submerged him in?

6. What is happening to Fevvers in book 3, chapter 9?

7. How does Olga bring new hope to the women's prison camp?

8. Describe the clowns performance in book 2, chapter 10.

9. In what way do the elephants express their concept of freedom in book 3, chapter 2?

10. How does Fevvers greed blind her to her problems in book 2 chapter 11?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Look at the novel's characterization. How well drawn do you think Carter's characters are? Select one of the minor characters such as Buffot the Great and discuss how much you know about his background. In what ways does Carter provide the reader with information about that character?

Essay Topic 2

Compare Fevvers and Walser.

1) What is their relationship with other circus folk?

2) What are the similarities and dissimilarities?

3) Do you think they are the perfect match?

Essay Topic 3

Night at the Circus is mostly written in the third person. Why do you think Carter chose to write the story in the third person? How do you think the meaning of the story would of changed if it was written in the first person?Why does Carter switch to a first person point of view near the end? What does this express about Fevvers? Do you think Carter had to switch to first person to express this?

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