Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the significance of Stars and Stripes Forever in the circus?
2. What is the emergency that causes the band to play Stars and Stripes Forever?
3. What does Jacob witness when he goes in search of Marlena?
4. For how long has Jacob kept this secret?
5. Where is Jacob living in his old age?
6. What does Jacob see outside the center's window?
7. What is Jacob's one joy in the center?
8. What ruins Jacob's one joy in the center?
9. What is Jacob studying in school? What are his plans after he gets his degree?
10. What news does Jacob receive in the days before his final exams?
11. What have Jacob's parents left to him?
12. Where does Jacob go after walking out on his final exams?
13. What job does Jacob take on the first morning when the train stops?
14. What animal does Jacob notice missing from the circus' group of exotic animals?
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