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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. To what destination did Oskar sail in the Epilogue?
2. What happens to Amon Goeth in Chapter 31?
3. During the winter of 1944-45, how many people does Keneally state that Schindler and Sussmuth managed to get out of Auschwitz?
4. To what radio broadcast did Schindler usually listen?
5. What does Emilie Schindler travel to Ostrava to get?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oskar Schindler resisted the Nazi occupation by hiring Jews, rather than choosing a more vocal or forceful resistance. Why do you think he chose this path? Potentially, he could have been more vocal, or even have become a spy, since he had some experience in that field. Talk about other forms of resistance he could have chosen, and why you believe, based on what you've read in the book, he chose to "resist" via his factory. Use at least one specific example from the book to back up your statement.
Essay Topic 2
Chapters 26-30 are full of powerful imagery: the courtship of Rebecca and Josef even as new fences are being built, the smoke of the crematoria in the country air, and the ever-increasing burdens that Schindler has to overcome to keep his Jewish workers safe. We're also more than halfway through the book. Examine the imagery in this section of the book, as well as its placement in the plot line and with the story development. What changes do we see in Schindler from chapter 26 to chapter 30? What techniques and story details does Keneally use to avoid the "sagging middle" here? Write at least one page answering the above questions, and cite at least three specific examples from within these chapters in your essay.
Essay Topic 3
Keneally begins his book with character descriptions and backgrounds, both Jew and German. Even the Prologue is more character-driven than plot-driven. The plot of the book doesn't really begin until after we know the players. Why do you think Keneally did that? What advantages does that offer for the book or the reader? What disadvantages?
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