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. How does Uncle Al use this death to increase ticket sales?

2. Why do Jacob and Marlena decide not to run away?

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

4. What has caused this illness?

5. How does Jacob convince Uncle Al to allow Marlena to return without returning to August?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss setting. What is the setting of this novel? How does the setting of this novel directly affect the actions and behaviors of the characters? What is most significant about the setting in this novel? Why do you think the author chose this setting for her novel? Would the novel's plot work if the setting had been different, such as set in the future or the more immediate past? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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