Water for Elephants Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Sara Gruen
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jacob's doctor believe has caused his recent outburst?
(a) The doctor believes Jacob is suffering demensia.
(b) The doctor believes Jacob is depressed over his wife's death.
(c) The doctor believes Jacob is just a miserly old man.
(d) The doctor believes Jacob is developing schizophrenia.

2. Where does Jacob find Marlena?
(a) In the big top
(b) In the menagerie tent
(c) In town
(d) On the train

3. Who interrupts the class?
(a) Rosie.
(b) The dean of students.
(c) Marlena.
(d) Jacob.

4. What is jake?
(a) Jamaican ginger extract
(b) Rice gin
(c) Distilled whiskey
(d) Moonshine

5. Who wakes elderly Jacob in Chapter 5?
(a) Rosemary, the nurse.
(b) His wife.
(c) The new resident.
(d) His son.

6. What has Uncle Al pushed the circus to reach?
(a) A city that is selling zoo animals.
(b) A prime location for a performance.
(c) A bankrupt circus whose belongings are being auctioned by the city.
(d) A city that is selling new train cars.

7. Where is Jacob at the beginning of his circus memories?
(a) In the train belonging to a circus.
(b) In the big top watching a circus.
(c) In the cookhouse of a circus.
(d) In the menagerie tent of a circus.

8. Who finds bath water for Jacob?
(a) August.
(b) Kinko.
(c) Earl.
(d) Camel.

9. Why does August become annoyed with Marlena over lunch in Chapter 9?
(a) Marlena flirts openly with Jacob.
(b) Marlena feeds one of the displaced workers.
(c) Marlena refuses to make changes to her performances that August has recommended.
(d) Marlena ignores August's attempts at reconciliation.

10. Who is Jacob, the character introduced in the prologue?
(a) A doctor.
(b) A circus performer.
(c) A circus workman.
(d) A cook.

11. What does Jacob see outside the window?
(a) An advertisment for a new senility drug.
(b) A moving van at the house next door.
(c) A circus setting up a block or two away.
(d) A new resident arriving.

12. Who is Camel, the man Jacob meets on the train?
(a) Camel is the owner of the circus.
(b) Camel is a cop sent to raid the circus.
(c) Camel is a worker with the circus who promises to help Jacob get a job.
(d) Camel is one of the animals with the circus.

13. What does Uncle Al order be done with Jacob?
(a) Uncle Al wants Jacob handed over to the police.
(b) Uncle Al wants Jacob given a job with the clowns.
(c) Uncle Al wants Jacob thrown from the train.
(d) Uncle Al wants Jacob placed in the animal car.

14. Why does a customer attack the sideshow barker?
(a) He is unhappy with the noise the barker makes.
(b) He is unhappy with what he sees in the show.
(c) He is unhappy with the price of the shows.
(d) He is unhappy with the barker's comments about his wife.

15. What happens when Marlena and August dance at dinner?
(a) August passes out from too much alcohol.
(b) August has some sort of fit.
(c) Marlena becomes ill.
(d) Marlena passes out from too much alcohol.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Marlena, the woman Jacob is looking for in the prologue?

2. Who does Camel attempt to speak to on Jacob's behalf?

3. Why is class interrupted?

4. Who owns the sick horse Jacob is to examine in Chapter 6?

5. Why is Jacob happy that he can remember the nurse's name is Rosemary?

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