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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 did the Nazi officer do with Golda's musical instrument?
2. How does the Levy family support itself in Paris at first?
3. What does Ernie feel after rescuing Golda, the red-haired girl?
4. What kind of dogs do the SS officers bring with them to help manage the people in the boxcars?
5. Where did Ernie find work in 1943?
Short Essay Questions
1. What changes does Madame Trochu make when she understands that Ernie is a Jew?
2. What does Ernie do to turn himself into a dog?
3. What were the Jews told to take with them into the "Baths and Inhalations"?
4. Why does the French army captain think that Ernie should not be allowed to continue as a soldier?
5. Why are the old men of The Association of Zemyock surprised that Ernie has returned to them?
6. Why did the colored identity cards give the Jews a false sense of security?
7. What causes Mordecai to take up a weapon against the Nazi perpetrators?
8. What does Ernie say to comfort the children in the boxcar?
9. What surprising request does Ernie make of the gendarmes at Drancy?
10. In Ernie's dream, what mistake does Judith make as she talks about the wedding?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Evaluate this story in terms of tone and mood. Is it unrelentingly dark? Are there funny scenes? Are there lovable characters? Are all of the non-Jews evil? How does the author keep his reading audience from being overwhelmed by despair at this story? Use concrete examples and quotations from the story to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
There are moments in this story when Ernie is happy. In your essay, identify and explain the moments that cause him to briefly experience happiness. Do they make his life better or worse? Why do you think so?
Essay Topic 3
This author dedicates many pages of his story to dream sequences. For your essay, select one of the major dreams that Ernie has and interpret the dream, its relation to his waking life, and the author's possible purpose for including the dream in the story.
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