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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the DuFaures insist to the police?
2. Who does Julia call to see if she can arrange to find Sarah?
3. How old was Sarah when the DuFaures lost track of her?
4. How does Julia respond to Bamber's offer?
5. What does the letter talk about?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
What kind of money does Julia Jaramond have, that she can afford so much travel in search of a dead person's stories? How does her wealth compare or contrast with the lower-class families who were rounded up at Vel d'Hiv'? Money is not mentioned explicitly in the novel, but how does it form an aspect of the historical context of 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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