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. What does Stingo do on this first morning in the boarding house?

2. What does Farrell urge Stingo to do?

3. What does Nathan think is wrong with Sophie?

4. Where did Stingo learn his religious prejudices about Judaism?

5. How did Sophie feel Dr. Blackstock's treatments were doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Stingo observe at the celebration that the three have after Stingo returns from Nathan's brother?

2. What does Sophie tell Stingo in Chapter 9 about her time in Auschwitz?

3. Describe Stingo's interaction with his father during his father's trip to New York.

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

5. Describe Stingo getting ready for his date with Leslie.

6. Stingo, as the older narrator, recites some statistics about the Holocaust. Give a summary of them.

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

8. What happened the day the day the Nazis came to the university? How did Sophie know?

9. Describe the day Sophie was arrested.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Do you think in Chapter 3, Stingo did a good job of dealing with writer's block? Why or why not? How would you have handled it?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you think Sophie tells Stingo much more of her experiences in the concentration camp than she tells Nathan? Use examples from the book to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Nazi program Lebensborn. Why do you think this program existed?

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