People of the Book Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Geraldine Brooks
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Stela's son?
(a) Ozren.
(b) Alia.
(c) Habib.
(d) Sava.

2. Who is the official UN observer who comes to view the Sarajevo Haggadah in Part I of “Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996”?
(a) Jim Bardayal.
(b) Ozren Karaman.
(c) Hamish Sajjan.
(d) Yad Vashem.

3. How are the book clasps to the Sarajevo Haggadah described in the report that Hanna reads in the archives in “Hanna: Vienna, Spring 1996”?
(a) "Extraordinarily beautiful."
(b) "Water-damaged and rusted."
(c) "Rusted and worn."
(d) "Cheap and faulty."

4. When did the Hapsburgs annex Bosnia?
(a) 1932.
(b) 1921.
(c) 1915.
(d) 1908.

5. Around what two things is life organized in Serif's home?
(a) Prayer and learning.
(b) Sewing and learning.
(c) Prayer and sleeping.
(d) Food and entertainment.

6. What makes the Sarajevo Haggadah so rare and unusual?
(a) Jews believed that illustrations violated God's Commandments at this time.
(b) The book was created and bound in a way that broke kosher Jewish laws.
(c) The style of the artistry in the book did not appear for over a hundred years later than it is dated.
(d) The statements made in the book go against Jewish law.

7. From what had Lola sewn her Partisan fatiques?
(a) Her mother's dress.
(b) Her father's pants.
(c) An old flag.
(d) A gray blanket.

8. Who is described as Serif's superior at the museum in “An Insect’s Wing: Sarajevo, 1940"?
(a) Amitai Yomtov.
(b) Dr. Werner Heinrich.
(c) Dr. Josip Boscovic.
(d) Dr. Hamish Sajjan.

9. Where has Hanna arrived in Part V of “Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996”?
(a) Paris.
(b) Boston.
(c) New York.
(d) Vienna.

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

11. What organization has Lola just attended a meeting of in “An Insect’s Wing: Sarajevo, 1940"?
(a) The Black Riders.
(b) The French Resistance.
(c) The Young Guardians.
(d) The White Underground.

12. In what language does Serif speak to Stela in “An Insect’s Wing: Sarajevo, 1940"?
(a) Albanian.
(b) French.
(c) Italian.
(d) Hebrew.

13. Where does Hanna go to first see the Sarajevo Haggadah in “Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996”?
(a) A royal court.
(b) A bank vault.
(c) A library.
(d) A museum.

14. What does Hanna describe the parchments of the Sarajevo Haggadah having been made of in her assessment of them?
(a) An Italian type of ancient cow.
(b) A Spanish goat.
(c) Goatskin from northern Africa.
(d) A Spanish mountain sheep.

15. On what day of the week is the Muslim Sabbath?
(a) Thursday.
(b) Saturday.
(c) Sunday.
(d) Friday.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what neighborhood do Karaman and Hanna go to dinner in Part III of “Hanna: Sarajevo, Spring 1996”?

2. Who is the head of the museum library that is said to have saved the Sarajevo Haggadah during the Bosnian War in the novel?

3. Where is Hanna's home?

4. Where was the Sarajevo Haggadah created?

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

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