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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. Where does Sirka hide when the police come?
2. When does this person at the nursing home meet Sarah?
3. What does Julia learn about Sarah from this person?
4. Who shows up at the nursing home when Julia was scheduled to visit?
5. How did Jules and Geneviève react when they stopped hearing from Sarah?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Julia's state of mind as she plans to travel to Tuscany?
2. What point in the development of the plot does this moment signify?
3. What does Eduard send to Julia, and what does she learn from it?
4. Describe Julia's trip to Drancy.
5. What does Franck Lévy tell Julia Jaramond about the Tézacs' apartment?
6. What is Bertrand's response when he hears that Julia is not aborting the baby?
7. What decision does Julia change her mind about?
8. What are the contents of the letter Gaspard DuFaure gives Julia?
9. How does Julia's pregnancy affect her feelings about Sarah's history?
10. What does Julia learn about Sarah during her trip to Orléans.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Julia is dismayed by the ignorance surrounding Drancy and Vel d'Hiv', and she finds small plaques commemorating what took place there, but mostly she finds that people have moved on, and either do not remember or do not care about the past. What do you think is an appropriate form of memorializing the events of the roundup and the Holocaust? When is it appropriate for a place to 'move on' and when is it appropriate that should time remain stopped at the moment of the atrocities?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Write a character sketch of the author based on his style and content. What values does he hold dear? What are his hopes and fears? What kind of person do you think he is? Anchor your sketch in passages in the book.
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