Water for Elephants Test | Final Test - Hard

Sara Gruen
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who takes Jacob to their tent?

2. Elderly Jacob suffers two disappointments in chapter 19. What is the second?

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

4. Who does Jacob see kill August?

5. Which animal is the most popular that day in the menagerie tent?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What causes the stampede at the end of the novel? Is the stampede begun intentionally? How does Uncle Al die? Did this happen because of the stampede? Why is no one ever punished for Uncle Al's death? How are the stampede and the deaths of Uncle Al and August an example of circus life? Are these good examples? Would these deaths have occurred in another job or situation? Explain your answer.

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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