How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Slavenka's father make peace with, prior to his death?

2. What was Slavenka's mother able to recite at the midnight mass?

3. What type of people heard Slavenka's speech on the "velvet revolution"?

4. What surprising item did Slavenka hold up, while speaking on the "velvet revolution"?

5. In "How We Survived Communism", what useless item did Vesna's mother spend time washing?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Once communism fell, there was still much unrest and disorganization in the cities it once ruled. Write an essay examining the effect of this change on one of the following topics:

1) The citizens.

2) The buildings.

3) The culture.

Essay Topic 2

When Slavenka bought a fur coat, she felt guilty but decided to wear it on principle.

1) Why did she feel guilty?

2) What did the coat symbolize?

3) Why principles inspired her to wear it anyway?

Essay Topic 3

Although Communism fell, many of those raised under Communist rule were still affected by a Communist mentality. Define what is meant by a Communist mentality, using supporting examples from the text.

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