The One and Only Ivan 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 causes Stella's death?

2. After she escapes the water hole, who helps Ruby find her family?

3. What title does Bob insist Ivan accept?

4. Why had Ruby been chained to a floor?

5. What does Stella find in George's shirt pocket?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ruby's curious and questioning nature affect Ivan?

2. How does Mack train Ruby to replace Stella?

3. What is the significance of the X's that Ivan draws on his painted jungle wall?

4. How does Ivan's appearances at the mall as a young gorilla compare to his experiences at the mall as an adult gorilla?

5. How do the animals know that a new animal is arriving at the mall?

6. How does Ivan console Ruby after Stella's death?

7. How do Ivan and his sister get their (original) names?

8. Why was Ivan able to survive the transition from the jungle to a human habitat while his sister died?

9. Why does Mack buy Ruby?

10. Why does Mack delay in calling a vet for Stella?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Part of Ivan’s story is told through flashbacks. What event prompts Ivan to begin to remember his past? What does Ivan remember? How do these memories affect the decisions he makes?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Mack’s relationship with Ivan. What type of relationship did they have when Mack first bought Ivan? How and why did that relationship change? How does Ivan describe their relationship at the mall? At the end of the story, why do you think Mack tries to remind Ivan of their earlier relationship?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Ivan’s relationship with Julia. What do they have in common? How are they different? How does Julia help Ivan throughout the story?

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