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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 is the family's response to Micha's search?
2. Where do Lore and her siblings sleep regularly when they reach their destination?
3. What does Elena believe is her punishment for her husband's crimes?
4. What news does Mutti give about Vati in Section 6?
5. What is Micha afraid to tell the person he is staying with?
Short Essay Questions
1. Lore learns to question the truth and learn more from strangers. What reality does Lore have about her parents?
2. Describe Micha's family dynamics.
3. Lore is hesitant about Tomas when they first meet. What are Lore's feelings as time progresses?
4. Describe Mutti's reaction to Jochen. Why does she react this way?
5. Jozef and Elena recount their experiences of the German occupation. Summarize what it is like in Belarus during WWII.
6. At first, Micha goes to the Kolesniks for his knowledge but over time, Elena is the one to request Micha's visit. What is the basis behind Micha's relationship with the Kolesniks?
7. What is Micha's search for the truth doing to the family?
8. Micha is insistent in his search for the truth to the point that it breaks up his family and angers his girlfriend. Explain Micha's drive to discover the truth about his Opa.
9. Jozef explains to Micha how the soldiers are able to kill the Jews without self-blame. How is this done?
10. Only Micha seems adamant on searching the truth about Opa. What is Mutti and Vati's point of view in regards to Opa?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Micha ends his story with a visit to Oma's with Dilan. Why is it significant, not just in Micha's story, but also for the entire novel, that there is a relationship between Oma and the great-grandchild? What does this represent in regards to love and the consequences of war?
Essay Topic 2
In Micha's story, Micha gets angry that the school only teaches about the occupation from the victim's perspective. This novel offers the German's perspective. Write a short paper on how this novel changed your ideas about WWII. Has it changed? How has it changed? Did you ever consider the human side of the German soldiers before? If so, does this novel give you a better idea?
Essay Topic 3
Elena notes that for her love of a murderer her punishment is having no children. Detail why Elena might feel she should be punished for her husband's action. How is love and punishment related?
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