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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. How do Laura and Elli plan to travel to Nagymagyar?
(a) On the final cart.
(b) On a big train.
(c) In a car.
(d) On a horse.

2. After their showers at Auschwitz, what do Elli and her mother desperately want?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Food.
(c) Entertainment.
(d) Water.

3. What surrendered possession bothers Elli the most?
(a) A grammar book.
(b) A radio.
(c) A yellow Schwinn.
(d) A gold locket.

4. During selection, what warning does Elli receive?
(a) To dye her hair blonder.
(b) To keep her nails clean.
(c) To say she is sixteen.
(d) To steal food.

5. What does Elli's father show her in the basement?
(a) Where he buried the family's valuable jewelry.
(b) Where to hide from soldiers.
(c) Where to keep her poetry and money.
(d) Where he hid her yellow bicycle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Aunt Serena do with dishes before leaving on May 2?

2. Elli thinks her mother's favorite child is _______________.

3. After the women are driven into a room at Auschwitz, what happens to them?

4. What future plans does Elli have for Budapest?

5. What are the overall living conditions in "The Ghetto" for Jewish families?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the guards hit the women who bring blankets outside?

2. What is Bubi's relationship with other people?

3. From Elli's father's stance on ambition, what do readers learn about him?

4. Why does Elli's father become like "a statue of stone" as the family prepares for Nagymagyar?

5. Why is Bubi's reaction to the law concerning yellow stars typical of his personality?

6. What is the girl like who oversees the barracks?

7. What reactions does Elli's poetry bring from her parents?

8. What does the new rule that Jews are not to socialize at all with Christians do to Elli and her family?

9. At the start of her story, how do Elli's actions as her life starts to change indirectly describe her?

10. What is Elli's fear as she and Laura leave Auschwitz the first time?

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