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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Angelo Soncini's baby sister have an accident with that caused her to die?
(a) A coal stove
(b) A hot pan
(c) A German
(d) A water well

2. What did Klara Hitler finally die from as she seemingly could not be saved by a Jewish doctor?
(a) Breast cancer
(b) Tuberculosis
(c) Plague
(d) Typhus

3. Who is the priest who introduces himself to Schramm?
(a) Tomitz
(b) Albert
(c) Loeb
(d) Renzo

4. What does the Soncini family return to after Iacopo is released from jail?
(a) Dead children
(b) Messy house
(c) A note from the Germans
(d) Blood on the floor of their home

5. Klara believed that ________ stained her soul black.
(a) her uncle
(b) adultery
(c) dirt
(d) motherhood

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Tomitz and Renzo working on as they travel on their way to Valdottavo?

2. What does Duno's father do to him as they argue about whether or not to turn themselves in?

3. What does Mirella try to finagle from the public official, Serafino Brizzolari?

4. Who is the young solider who has taken up a keen interest in the Blums?

5. What kind of training does the answer to #14 have that makes him useful?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Werner think his mother committed suicide?

2. What does Renzo speculate about the human beings in the world?

3. How does Werner Schramm compare war to misdiagnosed tuberculosis?

4. Why wasn't one of Tercilla Lovera's sons taken to be part of the war effort?

5. Who is the person who arranged Schramm's escape? Why?

6. Describe Renzo's history with the Italian Royal Air Force.

7. How does Schramm travel through German checkpoints?

8. What do Hermann and Duno Brossler fight over that causes Duno to be slapped?

9. What are the new names of Lidia and Renzo, respectively?

10. Why did the bells at the church suddenly begin to ring?

(see the answer keys)

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