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. Which character trims the Maestro's hair?

2. Who does Kearney confirm as his new business manager?

3. Who does Fevvers go out to look for?

4. What does the Shaman think Walser is?

5. Who do Lizzie and Fevvers poke fun at in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lizzie state is her opinion is of Walser in book 3, chapter 1?

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

3. How is the concept of space and time explored in this chapter?

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

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

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

7. In what way is freedom a major theme in book 3, chapter 4?

8. What differences does book 3, chapter 7 highlight between Lizzie and Fevvers?

9. Describe the character of the Escapee.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss Fevvers' relationship with the following characters:

1) Walser

2) Lizzie

3) Colonel Kearney

Essay Topic 3

Examine Walser's character. What is Walser's character background? What is Walser's motivation? Why do you think Carter specifically chose Walser's character to fall in love with Fevvers?

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