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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jacob discover about Rosie?
2. What does Jacob use to pay for the doctor?
3. Who becomes drunk at the party in Chapter 10?
4. Who is caught stealing lemonade?
5. Why is elderly Jacob frightened?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Marlena. Who is Marlena? Why is Marlena with the circus? Why did Marlena marry August? Does Marlena love August? Why or why not? How does Marlena feel about Jacob? How does she show this? Why does Marlena choose Jacob over August? What does Marlena hope to get from Jacob?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Jacob's education. What is Jacob studying in school? Why does Jacob not finish his degree? How close is Jacob to being finished? Why does Jacob choose not to finish? How does Jacob's education help him get a job with the circus?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Prohibition. What is Prohibition? Why was it enacted? How does it affect the common man? How does pPohibition play a role in this novel? Who is directly affected by Prohibition? Who is indirectly affected? Why do you think the author chose to set her novel during prohibition? How would the novel be different if the author had set the story in a different era? Whose life would have been different? Why?
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