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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 instrument did Ernie play in the regimental orchestra?
2. When France surrenders, what happens to Ernie's family interred at Gurs?
3. To the Germans the Levys are Jews, but what are they to the French?
4. What word do the members of The Association of Old Zenyock have trouble pronouncing?
5. What did the SS man instruct the prisoners that the gas in the bathhouse would do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What surprising request does Ernie make of the gendarmes at Drancy?
2. What do the old men of The Association of Zemyock say it is useless to do with any Levy?
3. What causes the Levy family the first tinge of fear that life in France will be the equivalent of their lives in Germany?
4. What happens to Ernie in the infirmary where he is put to recover from his torture session?
5. What does Ernie say to comfort the children in the boxcar?
6. To what does Ernie attribute Golda's modest wishes?
7. Where did the Nazis tell the Jews they were going in the boxcars?
8. Why is Ernie unable to fight to defend Jacob, even though he trains himself to do so?
9. Why did the colored identity cards give the Jews a false sense of security?
10. What part does the music of the band play in the successful extermination of the Jews?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author spends a large part of the book establishing a genealogy for Ernie that places him as the last of the Just Men. In your essay, select some of Ernie's ancestors and explain how the characteristics they demonstrated in their lifetimes are apparent in his actions.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
If Ernie is the last of the 36 Just Men to exist in world history, what does this tell you about the author's hopes for the future of the world? In your essay, explain why you think he takes this position.
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