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 did the Nazi soldiers enter Cracow?

2. Who did she meet in the library after she fainted?

3. What's the first thing Stingo did with the money?

4. Who is Theodore Gilmore Bilbo?

5. Where is Stingo originally from?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the narrator Stingo write of Leslie Lapidus?

3. Describe Nathan's criticism of Stingo's southern origins. To what does he compare Stingo?

4. Why does Stingo's father write him about an inheritance and what does he say?

5. What does Sophie tell Nathan the first night they met about her background in the camp?

6. Describe Stingo's thoughts on Senator Theodore Gilmore Bilbo and why he was thinking of him.

7. Why does Commandant Hoss say he had it as difficult as the prisoners?

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

9. Describe Stingo's first morning at the boarding house in relation to his writing.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do you think Stingo's sex drive affected his life? Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Nathan's behavior, both when he is acting healthy and acting insane. Why do you think Stingo continues to hope that Nathan will get better?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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