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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. Where does Anton discuss the details of the assault with Cor Takes?
2. Why did Fake Ploeg never finish high school?
3. Which current war is being discussed after the funeral in the Fourth Episode?
4. Which of the following events happens in the Fourth Episode?
5. Cor Takes tells Anton that after shooting Fake Ploeg, he hid with Truus Coster where?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Fake Ploeg speak of his father?
2. What is the atmosphere at the funeral in the Fourth Episode?
3. What physical problem does Anton suffer from in the Third Episode?
4. What does Anton realize about his wife after speaking to Cor Takes?
5. How does Anton respond to the political unrest in Amsterdam in the Third Episode?
6. What are Anton's pastimes while he is an intern?
7. Describe Anton's first wife.
8. What had prevented Truus Coster from escaping on the night of the assault?
9. What are the similarities and differences between Anton and Fake Ploeg (the son)?
10. Why is Anton prevented from entering his apartment in the Third Episode?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In each of the last four episodes of "The Assault", Anton meets someone who is able to tell him more about the assault. List the four characters with whom Anton speaks. What information does each give Anton? How does each encounter affect Anton?
Essay Topic 2
Cite three instances of the way Anton's copes with his tragedy. Does it work for him?
Essay Topic 3
Anton has no interest in politics, but he is unable to completely ignore it. Choose two political events that happen during "The Assault" and describe their effect on Anton's life.
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