Schindler's List Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The telegram from Hassebroeck to Liepold gave instructions for what?

2. Young Richard Rosner was never able to go to a children's playground again without growing hysterical at the sight of what piece of equipment?

3. What does Schindler pay to Grun for not executing Lamus?

4. Why was Mietek Pemper ordered arrested by a judge?

5. Schindler went from protecting the Jews like his own children, to. . .

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

The characters in the novel experienced every kind of emotion possible. Do you think Keneally was simply trying to tell the story of Oskar Schindler with this book, or was he trying to elicit emotions in the reader? State your reasoning, and back it up with specific examples from the book.

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