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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. What name does Friedrich call Resch?
2. Why does the narrator's family not sleep the night the rabbi and Herr Schneider are taken?
(a) Wondering if Herr Resch will turn on them.
(b) Worrying they may be next.
(c) Because of worrying about Friedrich.
(d) Thinking about how far Germany has fallen morally.
3. What does Friedrich put on at the synagogue?
(a) A woven belt.
(b) His yarmulke (skullcap) and tallis (prayer shawl).
(d) A choir robe.
4. What does an usherette say to him as he is escorted out?
(a) Why do you want to see such a movie?
(b) Do you want to go to a concentration camp?
(c) Who is your father?
(d) Do you want to be arrested?
5. What does Schuster do?
(a) He assaults the narrator's father.
(b) He raises the rent.
(c) He flees Germany for France.
(d) He pushes the boys unmercifully as their physical education teacher.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Schuster demand of the boys when he sees Friedrich?
2. What does the narrator's father advise Friedrich to do?
3. Who do they hear climbing the stairs to the upstairs apartment?
4. Who helps the rabbi thread a needle?
5. Who is led out in handcuffs?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is ironic about the prayer that Scholoime is reciting at his death?
2. Why do you think Friedrich would want to go see a movie that espouses hatred toward Jews?
3. What do you think Schneider was doing by saying, "You were right, Herr..."?
4. What demonstrates the fact that the narrator's family has not completely turned its backs on the Schneiders as so many other non-Jewish Germans have?
5. Why are Friedrich and his father having uncharacteristic arguments, and why is there tension in the apartment when the narrator goes up to take the Schneiders some potatoes?
6. How does Friedrich's family celebrate his Bar Mitzvah?
7. Describe the Jewish death ritual.
8. What happens in the last paragraphs of this chapter that suggests that the average non-Jewish German does know about the concentration camps and what is significant about the author including this idea?
9. Who visits the Schneiders and what happens?
10. How does the ending of the chapter then bring the readers right back into the horror of "real" life?
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