Sarah's Key Test | Final Test - Hard

Tatiana de Rosnay
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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 curator at the Memorial Museum tell Julia?

2. What is Julia looking forward to doing?

3. What does the letter talk about?

4. Where do Julia and Guillaume make a trip to?

5. What does this information about Sarah inspire in Julia?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Bertrand's response when he hears that Julia is not aborting the baby?

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

3. What happens to Julia after her meeting with William Rainsferd?

4. What point in the development of the plot does this moment signify?

5. Describe Rachel's arrest at the DuFaures'.

6. How does Julia's pregnancy affect her feelings about Sarah's history?

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

8. Describe Julia's trip to Drancy.

9. Where doe Julia travel to in the U.S. in her search for Sarah?

10. How does the narrator characterize the interactions between Julia and Bamber during their trip to Vel d'Hiv'.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The ending of "Sarah's Key" gets a bit chaotic, as a lot of family drama comes to a head, and Julia's marriage ends, and her mother-in-law dies after the big realization that the Tézac family was related to Sarah's story. Evaluate the proposition that this jumble of action and plot resolution is a flaw in the novel, and that the convolutions dispel the force of the realizations. Does this book end up being about Julia's marriage and in-law family drama, with Sarah's story being just dressing?

Essay Topic 2

What answer does the novel have for the depression that kills Sarah Rainsferd? Who else feels that despair, and how do they resolve it without committing suicide?

Essay Topic 3

Map out the two stories developed in "Sarah's Key", the Sarah story and the Julia story. Where do they depart, where do they overlap, where do they separate? Describe the problems and challenges associated with choosing a visual form for describing the novel.

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