The Last of the Just Test | Final Test - Hard

André Schwarz-Bart
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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 Ernie tell Golda Christians have done with the cross of Christ?

2. What actually awaited the Jews at Pichipoi?

3. What was Ernie's assignment in the French army?

4. What does Ernie dream as he is being repaired in the Jewish hospital?

5. Why do the members of The Association say it is useless to push a Levy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes the Levy family the first tinge of fear that life in France will be the equivalent of their lives in Germany?

2. What does Ernie do to turn himself into a dog?

3. Where did the Nazis tell the Jews they were going in the boxcars?

4. Why does the French army captain think that Ernie should not be allowed to continue as a soldier?

5. What does the author find "admirable" about German education during the years before the Final Solution of Jewish extermination?

6. Why does Judith tell the government offices from which she secures provisions that they should thank her?

7. Why are the old men of The Association of Zemyock surprised that Ernie has returned to them?

8. What were the Jews told to take with them into the "Baths and Inhalations"?

9. How does Ernie describe Jesus?

10. What surprising request does Ernie make of the gendarmes at Drancy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Benjamin declares that being a Jew is impossible. In your essay, explain the ways in which the Jews in this story are different from other human groups. How are they identified? How do they see themselves among other people? What does Benjamin mean when he says it is impossible?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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