Nights at the Circus Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Walser wandering through in this chapter?

2. Who does Fevvers feel guilty about?

3. Who does the outlaw leader want Fevvers to talk to?

4. What does Lizzie wrestle with in the dark hut?

5. Who enters the tiger cage with Mignon?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the novel's chronological setting.

1) What were the main concerns during the late 19th century. How does Carter express these concerns?

2) In what ways do you think the novels meaning would change if it was set in today's society?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The novel is set in St. Petersburg.

1) What meaning does St. Petersburg bring to the novel? What would you automatically presume about a novel that was set in St. Petersburg?

2) How different do you think today's St. Petersburg is to the St. Petersburg in the novel? How do you think the novel's meaning would change if it were set in today's St. Petersburg?

3) How do you think the setting contributes to the novel playful,but at times sad atmosphere?

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