The Dark Room Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Rachel Seiffert
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lore do to Tomas' belongings before she buries them?

2. Where does Micha stay on his last visit to Opa's old World War II station?

3. What influences Tomas' decision to get on the train?

4. How does Oma feel about Mutti and Vati's Nazi involvement?

5. What is Oma's demeanor like?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe post-war Germany's political state and how this affects every day civilian life. How do the zones make a difference? The rations and occupation of soldiers from enemy states?

Essay Topic 2

Summarize Tomas character and discuss the significance of his role in the novel. Why does Seiffert write him as a thief who steals from a dead Jew? What does this signify about the war, post-war, to Lore?

Essay Topic 3

Seiffert gives a unique perspective of WWII. The thought that goes through a soldier's mind, like Jozef, is different from those who experience the consequence from home, like Helmut. Interview a veteran who fought in combat. If an interview is not possible, find a first person account. What is the veteran's psyche during the war? How does the war change the veteran's ability to live amongst civilians? Now interview a civilian who survived a war. What is their psyche like during the war? After the war? Compare and contrast the psyches of the veteran and the civilian.

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