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Etty Hillesum
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Around this time, Etty addresses the question of __________, specifically talking about the Germans.
(a) Ignorance.
(b) Love.
(c) Fear.
(d) Hatred.

2. Etty decides to work her way through her negative feelings in hopes of what?
(a) Coming to a place of acceptance and forgiveness.
(b) Finding a new family.
(c) Feeling confident without her family's love.
(d) Being forgiven by her family.

3. Etty admits not being interested in what?
(a) Living.
(b) Men.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Writing.

4. Hillesum is ___________; someone who is actively involved in examining the world and her perceptions thereof from the inside out rather than the other way around.
(a) A hopeful.
(b) A lover.
(c) A seeker.
(d) A finder.

5. Etty Hillesum's diary begins on what day?
(a) Sunday, April 9, 1941.
(b) Sunday, May 9, 1941.
(c) Sunday, June 9, 1941.
(d) Sunday, March 9, 1941.

6. Etty admits that she is more the kind of person who wears her heart where?
(a) In her chest.
(b) In her head.
(c) On her coat.
(d) On her sleeve.

7. This person was the founder of what?
(a) Developmental psychology.
(b) Experimental psychology.
(c) Clinical psychology.
(d) Analytical psychology.

8. The diary begins as a way for Etty to do what?
(a) Write down her ideas.
(b) Make money.
(c) Become famous.
(d) Work through her feelings.

9. She begins each day full of resolve to become a better, more skilled _____________.
(a) Teacher.
(b) Dancer.
(c) Singer.
(d) Writer.

10. Etty admits certain weaknesses, mostly having to do with what?
(a) Her family.
(b) Her looks.
(c) Her appetites.
(d) Her fear.

11. Hillesum lives in a house owned by a widower named _________________.
(a) Handel Wagner.
(b) Han Wegerif.
(c) Hansel Wolff.
(d) Heinz Wiener.

12. More than once, Etty Hillesum admits doing what?
(a) Ignoring her own needs in favor of meeting the needs of others.
(b) Ignoring all needs and meditating.
(c) Ignoring the needs of others in favor of her own needs.
(d) Feeling hatred.

13. Each day, Etty's writings speak of her need to gain control over ______________.
(a) Other Jews.
(b) Others.
(c) The Germans.
(d) Herself.

14. Before World War II arrived on her doorstep, Etty Hillesum's main concern was what?
(a) Her looks.
(b) Her family.
(c) Her internal life.
(d) Her external life.

15. Etty returns to a sincere desire to pay more attention to her inner life as a way of bringing about what?
(a) External change.
(b) Love.
(c) Peace.
(d) Internal change.

Short Answer Questions

1. Spier's specialty is commonly known as what?

2. Even before reaching Westerbork, Etty Hillesum's ___________ emerges as something independent and infinitely more powerful than her physical self.

3. This is the word used by the Germans to refer to the process by which large numbers of Jews were captured from their homes and off the streets and then put into ghettos or camps.

4. It is at this point that Etty Hillesum identifies her loneliness as a deep well that can only be filled by ______________.

5. Hillesum writes that she tried to do what in the house?

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