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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. Whom is Daniel's father able to convince the Germans to let stay with him?

2. Where do Daniel's family have to clean their bodies?

3. What book does Daniel take from the shelf at Rosa's group meeting place?

4. About a month after Oma Miriam dies, who comes to Daniel's home?

5. What happens in March of 1944 that starts a decline in Erika's health?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Daniel feel he had to go see "The Eternal Jew"?

2. What is significant about the Brown Shirt boycott of Daniel's father's store?

3. Why does Daniel say the Gestapo officer saw them as only insects?

4. Why does Auntie Leah decide not to leave her two girls?

5. What is most important about the two photographs Daniel recalls in chapter two?

6. What does Daniel mean when he says that Rosa's smile was an act of defiance?

7. What is the importance of keeping Erika's violin in the cupboard with the radio?

8. How does tradition and the fact that Daniel's family has been in Germany for over a thousand years affect his parents' decisions about emigrating?

9. What does Daniel's photo album come to represent for him?

10. In what ways is Erika playing in an orchestra not normal for Daniel's family?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways does Father's quiet wisdom and intelligence help his family survive during their time in Lodz? Be sure to include factual examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Erika tells Daniel, "why have we fought so hard to survive all these years?" How does this become the central question of Daniel's Story? Use the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

What is the importance of the Daniel's family members' deaths? Why is this event an important detail about the Germans' attitude toward Jews? Use the text to support your answer.

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