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 do elephants have that nothing else has?

2. According to Ivan, what is a silverback's job?

3. After Mack takes one of the paintings Ivan made for Ruby, what does Ivan decide to paint?

4. What does Bob do to comfort Ruby after Stella's death?

5. What does Stella say gorilla hearts are made of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mack buy Ruby?

2. How does Ruby's presence affect Stella?

3. How does Ivan react to Ruby's first solo act in Mack's show?

4. How does Mack train Ruby to replace Stella?

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

6. Why is Ivan puzzled by the fear that most humans have of gorillas?

7. What is the story of Jambo?

8. According to Ivan, how are young gorillas and young humans alike?

9. What is Ivan's plan for getting Ruby out of the mall?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What does Ivan learn from watching television? What types of shows does Ivan watch and what does he learn from each type of show? How does watching the television in the mall make Ivan feel? How is the television in the zoo different from the television in the mall?

Essay Topic 3

Ivan promises Stella he will make sure Ruby does not spend her life in the mall. Why do you think Ivan made that promise? Do you think Ivan intended to keep that promise when he made it? Why or why not? What event prompted Ivan to fulfill his promise?

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