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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 happens to the women in the showers at Auschwitz?
(a) They are given soap.
(b) They are blasted with cold water.
(c) They are sprayed with poison.
(d) They are spashed with hot water.

2. What does Elli learn from the town crier?
(a) All Jews are to stay inside during the day.
(b) Jews are not to shop at the grocery market.
(c) Jews are not to speak to Christians.
(d) All Jews are to wear a yellow cloth star.

3. How long does it take Elli to arrive at Auschwitz?
(a) Two days.
(b) Four nights.
(c) A few hours.
(d) A week.

4. What place does Elli describe as "the most notorious forced labor camp in Poland"?
(a) Gross-Rosen.
(b) Plaszow.
(c) Ohrdruf.
(d) Soldau.

5. As the guards order women to take their blankets inside, what do they do to the women?
(a) Shoot at them.
(b) Hit them on the head.
(c) Slap their wrists.
(d) Steal their food.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom does Elli's family share a house with in "The Ghetto"?

2. How do Laura and Elli plan to travel to Nagymagyar?

3. Where are many families sleeping in "The Ghetto"?

4. After their showers at Auschwitz, what do Elli and her mother desperately want?

5. What purpose does the river in town often serve?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the failed date with Jansci affect Elli?

2. What is the irony of Laura's excitement about moving to a work camp?

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

6. Describe Laura's "lack of affection."

7. What is the mood when the women smell gas behind closed doors?

8. What is Laura's fear as she and Elli leave Auschwitz?

9. Why does Dr. Mengele tell Laura that Elli needs her more than Aunt Serene does?

10. Why does Elli refuse to go out in her town?

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