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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the prisoners give Schindler for his 37th birthday?
2. Who did Amon Goeth consider calling as witnesses in his defense when he was tried for war crimes?
3. The telegram from Hassebroeck to Liepold gave instructions for what?
4. In Chapter 22, Goeth tells Schindler he can keep his factory workers on the premises, "as long as you don't want. . . . "
5. Dolek Horowitz believed the Jews sent from Emalia to Plaszow would be extricated by Schindler because he had. . .
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Power--or the lack of it--was a matter of life or death in Schindler's List. Hitler had almost complete control over Germany, of course. What types of power were exhibited in the novel? Did power shift during the course of the story? If so, from what person or group to which person or group?
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 11, Oskar is arrested for the first time. At the end of Chapter 11, Keneally says, "Oskar was convinced, as he thanked the man, that the acquittal was temporary." Why do you think Oskar might have believed that? He was, of course, arrested again. After the first arrest, why do you think Oskar Schindler didn't change what he was doing to avoid the future arrest? Write at least one page outlining your thoughts about Oskar's actions and motivations, and use at least one specific example from the book to back up your statement.
Essay Topic 3
Examine the different ways Oskar Schindler defies authority. Although he doesn't participate in outright defiance, like bombing buildings, his defiance is still measurable. Describe at least three ways Oskar defies "the system," and give specific examples from the book.
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