The Boy on the Wooden Box Test | Final Test - Hard

Leon Leyson
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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. Why did Leon, his mother, and his friends finally come out of hiding after two days in the crawl space of a storage shed?

2. What surprised some non-Jewish people in the place where Leon and his family went after being freed?

3. Why did Leon and Yossel help an elderly woman?

4. What famous film was made about Oskar Schindler?

5. Which aunt of Leon's lived in California?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 8, how did Oskar Schindler act differently than most Nazis?

2. Why were Leon, David, and Moshe to be transferred to Plaszow in Chapter 8?

3. In Chapter 8, how did Leon succeed in getting himself, his brother David, and his father not to have to be transferred to Plaszow?

4. In Chapter 7, why did Leon's mother make him leave soon after he found her?

5. In Chapter 7, Leon went to see his father after he was whipped 25 times. Leon's father did not offer him any sympathy. Why might his father have not offered him any sympathy?

6. In the epilogue, how might it have helped Leon once he told Lis and others about his experiences?

7. In Chapter 7, why was Leon glad to be assigned a job at the brush factory?

8. In Chapter 9, how were the bolts of cloth and bottles of vodka that Schindler gave his workers supposed to be useful?

9. In Chapter 8, what brought back some of Moshe's pride?

10. In Chapter 10, what is an indication that the suffering of the Leyson family was not over?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you think that Tsalig made the right decision by staying on the train with Miriam instead of getting off of it with Oskar Schindler? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What were some of the techniques people used to keep their sanity throughout this story?

Essay Topic 3

What role did Leon's Jewish religion play in his life? How did his religious beliefs seem to affect his experiences?

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