Sophie's Choice Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. When was Sophie sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp?

2. What happened to Sophie's father and husband?

3. Who helped Sophie with her health problems after she met Nathan?

4. What kind of announcement does Nathan plan to make the night they meet in the bar?

5. In Chapter 3, Stingo does not yet know Sophie or Nathan well, but they wake him in the morning and ask him what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens in the bar when Nathan shows up the night Sophie is dressed for Nathan's big announcement?

2. Describe the three friends walking the street on the way to Coney Island and how Stingo feels about it.

3. What happened to Sophie immediately following her molestation on the subway?

4. What does Stingo think about Sophie's assertion that they will all be good friends?

5. Describe Sophie's time in Sweden after she was liberated from the concentration camp.

6. Describe the scene between Stingo and Leslie at her house.

7. What does he do about not knowing anyone in New York, being a young man interested in women? How is that stopped?

8. Tell the story of how Stingo's father got the money he sent.

9. Describe how Stingo finds out about his old girlfriend, Maria and how he feels about it.

10. Describe what Sophie says about her early days in Poland.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Out of all the people in the world, Sophie gets together with Nathan, a man who would abuse her and ultimately kill her, or convince her to suicide. Why do you think Sophie attracted someone like Nathan? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

What does Farrell represent to Stingo? What do you thinnk Stingo learned from Farrell that might make it a pivotal relationship in Stingo's life?

Essay Topic 3

Although belief in the basic evil of the Jewish people was part of the cause of the holocaust, it was not a phenomena that existed only in Nazi Germany. The Jewish people have been reviled and persecuted throughout most of their history. How do you think the general attitude of the world towards Jews helped produce Nazi Germany? Use examples from the book and your own research.

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