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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What has Uncle Al pushed the circus to reach?
(a) A bankrupt circus whose belongings are being auctioned by the city.
(b) A city that is selling zoo animals.
(c) A prime location for a performance.
(d) A city that is selling new train cars.
2. What does Jacob complain to the nurse about?
(a) A pain in his chest.
(b) His mushy food.
(c) The noise at the other tables.
(d) The music playing in the background.
3. Who is Uncle Al?
(a) The accountant for the circus.
(b) The owner of the circus
(c) The manager of the animals
(d) The manager of the performers
4. Why does Jacob dislike this guest?
(a) The guest is disrespectful to Jacob.
(b) He remembers this person from his own youth.
(c) He knows he is lying and he is jealous of the attention he is getting.
(d) He dislikes braggarts.
5. Who is Camel, the man Jacob meets on the train?
(a) Camel is a worker with the circus who promises to help Jacob get a job.
(b) Camel is the owner of the circus.
(c) Camel is a cop sent to raid the circus.
(d) Camel is one of the animals with the circus.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is coming to visit Jacob that day?
2. How does Jacob react to the nurse's response to his complaint?
3. What makes Jacob ill in Chapter 7?
4. What did Jacob's father do for a living?
5. Why is Jacob removed from the dining room?
Short Essay Questions
1. What ruins Jacob's one joy in the center?
2. What have Jacob's parents left to him?
3. Why does Jacob become angry with Rosemary, one of his nurses at the assisted-living center?
4. What does Uncle Al think of Jacob when he interviews him?
5. Who is Jacob's roommate? What is the source of tension between these two?
6. Who does Jacob meet the next morning on the circus train?
7. What does Jacob conclude about Marlena's horse?
8. What is the significance of Stars and Stripes Forever in the circus?
9. What does Jacob witness when he goes in search of Marlena?
10. What does Jacob see outside the center's window?
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