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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 Mordecai want to rejuvenate his life after he can't work?
2. What does Ilse Bruckner do for Ernie?
3. What does a Just Man do with the pain of others, according to Mordecai?
4. What does Mordecai Levy have to do to keep his potato harvesting job?
5. Why does Ernie join the street gang?
Short Essay Questions
1. What solution does Moritz think would relieve the Jews of the danger involved in going to the synagogue.
2. What does Ernie think when he feels no pain from the bumps and gashes he has suffered?
3. Why does Herr Geek see the Jews as a threat to Germany?
4. What things does Mordecai believe to be incomprehensible?
5. How is Benjamin received by the Jews in Stillenstadt?
6. Why is Jacob not consoled when Ernie promises to "spring" at the Hitler Youth if they bother the little boy?
7. What qualities of character does Brother Beast possess?
8. Why did others regard Mordecai as a fallen Levy?
9. What "mysterious" change takes place in Benjamin after Mordecai and Judith join him in Stillenstadt?
10. What does Ernie think as he is surrounded by the Pimpfe bullies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Six million Jews is a very large number of people. Had they determined that it was appropriate to fight their oppressors, they could possibly have overpowered them. Why didn't they fight back? Use examples of their thoughts and actions in the story to substantiate your opinion.
Essay Topic 2
A great deal of this story revolves around Ernie's development as a child. In your essay, tell which of Ernie's recorded childhood events changed the man he was to become, and why you think so.
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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