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

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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

Evaluate your own reading of 'Sarah's Key'--did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.

Essay Topic 2

What does escaping cost characters in "Sarah's Key", and what do characters do when they cannot escape, from history, from relationships, from their own stories? What limits the ability to escape, in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of Bertrand's mid-life crisis? Is it a convenient mechanism for removing him from Julia's live, to make room for William Rainsferd, or is it a metaphor for the inability to arrive at a mature acceptance of life's painful complexities?

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