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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is Safran going when leaving his apparent lover?
(a) Home.
(b) The flour mill.
(c) Kolki.
(d) To the Dial.

2. What did the Nazi's first do when they came to Trachimbrod?
(a) Blow everything up.
(b) Give chocolate to the children.
(c) Shoot people at random.
(d) Burn down the synagogue.

3. Who approaches Alex while he is at the beach?
(a) Little Igor.
(b) Grandfather.
(c) Father.
(d) The police.

4. At the end of "The Dial, 1941-1804-1941," Brod tells Kolker that she loves him and "for the first time in her life, the words had meaning" (139). Why do the words have meaning now?
(a) The Kolker has given her a baby.
(b) The Kolker is dying.
(c) The Kolker has given her perfume.
(d) The Kolker told her the truth about her father.

5. What happens to the Gypsy girl after Safran gets married?
(a) She commits suicide.
(b) She leaves town.
(c) She continues to have an affair with Safran.
(d) She is captured by the Nazis.

6. The old woman tells that when the Nazis came all the men were lined up and told to do what or their family would die?
(a) Spit on the Torah.
(b) Give them their valuables.
(c) Choose who would get shot.
(d) Identify a Jewish person.

7. After leaving Lista and drinking vodka, what do Grandfather, Alex, and Jonathan argue about?
(a) What to eat.
(b) Where to go the next day.
(c) Whether or not they should open the box.
(d) What to talk about.

8. What do Alex and Jonathan do together while waiting for Grandfather and the old woman to finish talking?
(a) They read.
(b) They decide to write a novel together.
(c) They skin the corn and talk.
(d) They peel potatoes.

9. Who does Safran think he looks like?
(a) His mother.
(b) His rabbi.
(c) His neighbor.
(d) His great-great-great grandfather.

10. What is the relationship between Alex and Jonathan in "Letter Dated 12 December 1992"?
(a) They are co-workers.
(b) They are friends and penpals.
(c) Alex only works for Jonathan as a translator.
(d) They dislike each other immensely.

11. What is in all of the boxes in the old woman's house?
(a) The only items remaining of Trachimbrod.
(b) The woman's favorite photographs.
(c) Old newspapers about the war.
(d) Documents that need to be filed.

12. When Safran meets the Gypsy, what is the subject of the play they are watching?
(a) America.
(b) Romeo and Juliet.
(c) Trachimday.
(d) Pinocchio.

13. Who says "I am a good person who has lived in a bad time" (227)?
(a) Jonathan.
(b) Lista.
(c) Alex.
(d) Grandfather.

14. When the old woman's father had the gun pointed at him and was told to do something or die, what did he do?
(a) He laughed.
(b) He refused.
(c) He cursed them.
(d) He did as he was told.

15. Why does everyone read from the Book of Antecedents?
(a) Because it is fascinating.
(b) Because they will have their lives written in it one day.
(c) Because it includes a census.
(d) Because they are required to read it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is in the picture Grandfather pulled from the "In Case" box?

2. Who is Alex referring to when he says, "it is as if after surviving so much, there was no longer a reason to survive" (143)?

3. In "Falling in Love," who does Alex think he has found?

4. Who does Safran meet up with at the wedding reception?

5. In "Letter Dated 26 January 1998," what did Alex tell Jonathan he did for the first time ever?

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