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 Jacob do while in this tent?

2. Why is elderly Jacob frightened?

3. What gift does August offer Jacob for his help with Rosie?

4. Who does Jacob attempt to kill?

5. What is redlighted?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who becomes ill, forcing Jacob to examine him?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Jacob discover about Rosie?

8. Why did Marlena marry August?

9. Why is the train raided in Poughkeepsie?

10. What does Jacob use to pay the doctor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Uncle Al. Why does Uncle Al want an elephant? How does an elephant elevate the status of the circus? Why does Uncle Al refuse to pay his workers? Why do the workers not leave? Why does Uncle Al want Marlena and August to stay together? Why does Uncle Al force Jacob to promise to bring Marlena and August back together? What does Uncle Al threaten to do if Jacob does not help bring Marlena and August back together?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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