All But My Life Test | Final Test - Hard

Gerda Weissmann Klein
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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. While the Germans lose ground on the Eastern Front, what halts at the camp?

2. What happens to Abek's family?

3. In the first part of the chapter, Gerda is given a note. What does the note say?

4. What are the rumors surrounding the camp about Poland?

5. How do Gerda and Ilse travel to Marzdorf?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the senior Jewess of Gerda's camp area?

2. How does Gerda say goodbye to Abek?

3. What part of Gerda's body has been the most affected by frostbite?

4. Gerda and her friend's lack of nutrition causes what to happen to many of the girls?

5. How is Abek able to eventually see Gerda?

6. What does Gerda receive from Abek at Christmas?

7. When is Gerda given an identifying number?

8. How long is Gerda at the camp?

9. What has Abek given up to be with Gerda?

10. On May 6, 1949, Frau Kugler announces that the girls will be moved where?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gerda had received many letters from Abe throughout the story, one of which was a hand written letter from her father.

a. Why did Abek not want to send Gerda the letter from her father?

b. Did the letters from Abek make Gerda happy? Why or Why not?

c. Why does Gerda send Abek a letter agreeing to marry him if she had no intentions of doing so?

Essay Topic 2

Peter, a friend of Arthur, visits the family to explain that Arthur's letters are being delayed by censors. Why does Peter fabricate this story? What do you think happens to Peter? Do you feel that Peter's character was a necessary part of the story? Why or Why not?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following questions to write about:

1. What two themes are the most prevalent in the book? Discuss the themes and describe two specific situations in which the themes are present.

2. Compare and contrast the characters of Kurt Klein and Abek. How are the men alike and different? How does one capture Gerda's heart while the other cannot?

3. The theme of fear is ever present during Gerda's imprisonment. Explain how fear cycles throughout the novel and amongst the girls in the camp.

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