People of the Book Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Geraldine Brooks
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through “Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996” – “An Insect’s Wing: Sarajevo, 1940”.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the saltwater used at the seder table represent?
(a) The fish of the sea.
(b) The parting of the Red Sea.
(c) The tears of the slaves in Egypt.
(d) The worship of the Golden calf.

2. How does the narrative style of the novel change in “An Insect’s Wing: Sarajevo, 1940"?
(a) The narrative shifts from third-person to first-person.
(b) The narrative shifts from second-person to first-person.
(c) The narrative shifts from first-person to third-person.
(d) The narrative shifts from third-person to second-person.

3. In what subject did Hanna earn her master's degree?
(a) History.
(b) Neuroscience.
(c) Ancient Near Eastern languages.
(d) Chemistry.

4. In what area did Hanna earn her PhD?
(a) Archeology.
(b) Fine art conservation.
(c) Ancient Near Eastern languages.
(d) American History.

5. Who calls Hanna to tell her that the Sarajevo Haggadah has shown up in “Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996”?
(a) Ozren Karaman.
(b) Yad Vashem.
(c) Amitai Yomtov.
(d) Jim Bardayal.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the Sarajevo Haggadah sold to the National Museum in Sarajevo?

2. What is the name of Lola's little sister?

3. In what subjects did Hanna earn double-honors degrees in college?

4. When Hanna finally gets to see the book for the first time in “Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996,” she says that "No conservator had handled this manuscript for" how long?

5. Who is Hanna's former teacher and the leading Hebrew manuscripts specialist in the world?

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