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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of the 10,000 men who were marched toward Gross-Rosen, how many did Moshe Henigman say were alive after 10 days?
2. What is the name of Goeth's girlfriend?
3. Throughout the war years, Oskar is depicted as. . .
4. What were some of the items that Schindler bought at extravagant prices, then used in trade for his prisoner workers?
5. To what destination did Oskar sail in the Epilogue?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What message do you think Keneally is trying to convey in this novel? The author chose not to write this as a biography of Schindler, and most novels have an underlying theme or message. What did you come away with after reading this book? What do you think Keneally wanted to convey? Are those the same, or do you think you got something a little different out of the book than Keneally intended? If so, why?
Essay Topic 2
Identify at least three traits of Oskar Schindler's personality and then detail how they affected the story. What difference did these traits make in the decision he made? Did Keneally's description of Oskar and his actions always seem true to these traits? If not, where did it seem to diverge?
Essay Topic 3
Chapter 16 describes a violent act of resistance by the ZOB and Halutz Youth. They blew up a restaurant, killing several SS men and injuring even more. Some would call that terrorism. Others would call it justified resistance. List at least three methods of resistance that Jewish people employed in response to the German persecution (the Jewish people do not have to have survived their act of resistance for it to count). Describe the acts of resistance, and how effective they were (or not) against the Nazis, both in the short term as well as the long term.
This section contains 333 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)