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Etty Hillesum
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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. Does the widower's age concern Etty?
(a) Not usually.
(b) No.
(c) Sometimes.
(d) Yes.

2. Etty admonishes herself to let go of what things?
(a) Things outside of herself.
(b) Nothing.
(c) All things.
(d) Things inside herself.

3. Etty admits that she is guilty of what?
(a) Greed.
(b) Fear.
(c) Misunderstanding.
(d) Hatred.

4. Even before reaching Westerbork, Etty Hillesum's ___________ emerges as something independent and infinitely more powerful than her physical self.
(a) Psyche.
(b) Soul.
(c) Mind.
(d) Heart.

5. Etty realizes that it would be unfair as well as counterproductive to return the Germans' ____________ of her own.
(a) Hatred with hatred.
(b) Love with hatred.
(c) Fear with love.
(d) Hatred with love.

Short Answer Questions

1. Etty returns to a sincere desire to pay more attention to her inner life as a way of bringing about what?

2. Etty decides to work her way through her negative feelings in hopes of what?

3. Much of the discomfort among those living in the house stemmed from what?

4. What is this exercise intended to do?

5. Spier's insights psychology came as the result of his own work with whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Etty say about the topic of hatred?

2. What does Etty say about evil?

3. What does Etty do to become closer to God?

4. Describe the men for whom Etty has feelings.

5. Of what does Etty admit she is guilty? How does this then lead to a spiritual discussion?

6. What is happening to the Jews by June of 1941?

7. How does Etty feel about men? How does she explain this?

8. What becomes more of a presence? How does this affect Etty?

9. How does Etty's feelings towards her family begin to change?

10. What problem does Etty experience? Why? How does this lead to a discussion of Etty's family?

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