Sarah's Key Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the father do when the girl falls ill?

2. What is the girl's father's occupation?

3. Who do the girl and her mother see in the street?

4. How does the girl spend her time at the new location?

5. What do the police tell the people?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Julia decide to do about her pregnancy and her marriage?

2. Describe the conditions at Beaune-la-Rolande.

3. What happens when William Rainsferd shows up at Julia's apartment?

4. What clue remains unexplored even after Julia finds out that Sarah died?

5. What is in Sarah's diary?

6. What does Julia learn from Sarah's wedding announcement?

7. What does the narrator say Julia is troubled by?

8. What does Franck Lévy show Julia, and what does it make her feel?

9. What restrictions have the Jews had to obey under the Vichy government?

10. Describe Julia interaction with Eduard.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Would you recommend "Sarah's Key"? For what purposes would you recommend "Sarah's Key", and what kinds of readers would you not recommend it? What book would you recommend that would cover the same material or provide the same emotional experience in a different way?

Essay Topic 2

Julia Jaramond is an American who has spent twenty-five years in France, and Sarah Starzynski is a Polish Jew living in Paris. Describe the importance, in "Sarah's Key", of nationality and home. Who feels 'at home' and how are these characters different from characters who have a different relationship with place?

Essay Topic 3

What are the traits that distinguish characters like Gaspard DuFaure, William Rainsferd and Julia Jaramond from the others? How do these characters typically get along with the others? What allows them to take things seriously that the other characters do not want to talk about?

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