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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 does Moritz recommend to avoid persecution?
2. Who overruns and destroys the Levys' village?
3. From which group of children is Ernie separated?
4. How does Benjamin defend the apostate who returns to Judaism?
5. What does Ilse Bruckner promise Hans Schliemann when they leave Ernie?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Mordecai and Judith decide that Benjamin is like a mosquito?
2. How does the child Ernie come to feel that he is in charge of those around him?
3. Why doesn't Ernie sing with his class when Herr Geek orders him to do so?
4. What is the role of the Lamed-Vov, the Just Men?
5. What solution does Moritz think would relieve the Jews of the danger involved in going to the synagogue.
6. What does Herr Kremer mean when he says the child is descended from the man?
7. What rationale does Rabbi Yom Tov Levy offer for the mass murder and suicide he instigates?
8. Why did others regard Mordecai as a fallen Levy?
9. Why does Herr Geek see the Jews as a threat to Germany?
10. How does Benjamin successfully market himself as a tailor?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author maintains verisimilitude,which is the appearance of reality, for his story by interspersing fictional scenes with events that actually took place. In your essay, discuss this method. Select examples from the book which contributed to making the story seem like fact, rather than fiction, and tell how the author accomplishes the willing suspension of disbelief that is required for a reader to accept a fictional story as true.
Essay Topic 2
The author often uses a sardonic tone describing, for instance, the "kind" treatment of the detainees by the German guards. In your essay, find examples of this tone and explain why you think the author used it. What effect did it have on you as a reader?
Essay Topic 3
Everyone in Ernie's family has a different view of God and what the deity will or will not do for humans. In your essay, discuss the contrasts among the various understandings of God.
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