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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. Who comes to visit just before Kathleen arrives?
2. To what is this compared?
3. What does he know from movies he has seen?
4. How does he reply?
5. What does Eliezer feel about his past?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Kathleen and the protagonist feel about one another?
2. What do the doctor and the protagonist say about the river?
3. What does the protagonist realize he wants to do? How does the girl react?
4. Describe the protagonist's story about his teacher.
5. Why is the protagonist not able to make love to the girl?
6. How does this scene open?
7. What does Kathleen say, one night when they are in bed together?
8. What is the protagonist's memory of Moishe?
9. What does Kathleen ask the protagonist? What is his response?
10. What does the doctor tell the protagonist?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The smell of meat reminds the protagonist of previous events.
Part 1) Describe these events. Why do these events occur?
Part 2) How do these events reveal the horrors of the holocaust?
Part 3) Can you relate to this kind of trauma? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Shimon, the protagonist's friend, considers him a saint.
Part 1) Why does he consider him a saint? How does the protagonist feel about this?
Part 2) How does the protagonist mimic this thought later in the novel?
Part 3) Compare the person and reaction later in the novel to his reaction to being called a saint.
Part 4) What is the connection between this and the stranger on the ship and Gyula?
Essay Topic 3
In Section 8, the main character realizes he must leave Kathleen.
Part 1) How does he come to this realization?
Part 2) Predict Kathleen's reaction to this news. Use the text to support your response.
Part 3) What takes place after he decides to leave her? What is the connection between this event and his decision to end the relationship?
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