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. What does Uncle Al reveal about August to Jacob?

2. What compromise does August come up with for Rosie?

3. Elderly Jacob suffers two disappointments in chapter 19. What is the first?

4. What has caused this illness?

5. How do Marlena and Jacob get separated from August?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Marlena marry August?

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

3. Why are Camel and Walter thrown from the train?

4. What happens after Jacob and Marlena escape the club?

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

6. What does Jacob use to pay the doctor?

7. What does Jacob discover about Rosie?

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

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

10. How does Jacob convince Uncle Al to keep August from Marlena?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is redlighted? How is someone redlighted? Why does Uncle Al redlight his workers? Why does Uncle Al not simply fire these people? Is redlighting legal? Could this happen in modern times? Are Camel and Walter redlighted? Why? What does Jacob eventually learn happened to them? Why does Jacob not go back to look for them?

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

Who is Kinko? Why does Kinko dislike Jacob in the beginning? Why is Kinko so distrusting of people? How does Kinko's stature affect his attitude toward the world in general? Toward Jacob in particular? What changes Kinko's opinion of Jacob? Why?

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