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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Edmund de Waal
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the writer who famously supported Dreyfus?



2. Which of Charles' engravings does Edmund wonder if visitors to his house saw?



3. What rumors are going around about Charles at the end of Chapter 9?



4. What is the title of Chapter 5?



5. What was the name of Viktor's wife?



Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Emmy's relationship with her children.



2. What evidence does de Waal to prove Charles was friends with all the great Paris artists of the late 19th century?



3. What does Edmund do while they are in Odessa?



4. Why does Edmund think Emmy had so many lovers over the years?



5. Describe Edmund's relative Ignace von Ephrussi.



6. How does Edmund describe his family's palais?



7. How did anti-Jewish feeling in France effect Charles?



8. What did Drumont write about Jews in his anti-Semetic newspaper?



9. How does Edmund imagine the house was like when Charles and his brothers lived there?



10. In what way were conditions worsening at the end of Chapter 23?



Essay Topics

Which family member in the book does de Waal identify with the most? Why does he identify with that particular family member? How do think they would have gotten along if they had met in real life?

How different is the Jewish outlet on life from the Christian's outlook on life? What are the main conflicts between the two cultures?

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

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