Water for Elephants Test | Final Test - Hard

Sara Gruen
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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. Where does August invite Jacob to go that night?

2. Why did Marlena marry August?

3. What does Rosie do when she sees the exit to the menagerie tent from the big top?

4. Who is caught stealing lemonade?

5. Who does Jacob and Walter decide to approach about caring for Camel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is rumored to be wrong with the elephant?

2. Why did Marlena marry August?

3. What does Jacob use to pay the doctor?

4. How does August react to Marlena's injuries?

5. What happens when Rosie is forced to participate in the Grand Spec before she is prepared?

6. What warning does Jacob receive that something might happen during the show that night?

7. What happens when Jacob has too much to drink?

8. What does Uncle Al want young Jacob to do in the aftermath of Marlena's choice to leave August?

9. What does elderly Jacob learn about Rosemary that upsets him?

10. What surprise does Marlena arrange for August after Rosie's first successful show?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss young Jacob. Why does Jacob jump the circus train? Did Jacob know it was a circus train? Was Jacob looking for a job with the circus? What is Jacob looking for at the circus? Does he find it? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss August. Who is August? What kind of person is August? What does August do to cause Jacob to fear him? What does Jacob learn about August that helps him understand August's odd behavior? What does August do to Rosie? How does Rosie respond?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of greed. Why is greed a theme in this novel? What characters are influenced by greed? How do the actions of these characters affect the main characters? How would this novel have progressed differently if greed were not a theme? Would the novel change drastically without the greed of certain characters? Why or why not?

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