Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Mother do to take care of her family?

2. Who was Gari Weiss?

3. What changed for Piri and Iboya when the Germans took over Hungary?

4. What does the family learn at the end of Chapter 11?

5. What were the hours of the curfew for Jews?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In Piri's account, what is the cause of the Holocaust that killed 11 million people? Was it simply Anti-Semitism, or does she attribute her family's experiences to other cultural phenomena? How important is it for her to find causes, anyway? If finding causes is not important to her, what is more important? Bearing witness? Testifying? Externalizing the experience?

Essay Topic 2

Write an evaluative review of 'Upon the Head of a Goat'. What is this book's place in culture? What are its uses? Who is its audience? What are its limitations?

Essay Topic 3

Would you recommend 'Upon the Head of a Goat'? For what purposes would you recommend 'Upon the Head of a Goat', and what kinds of readers would you not recommend it? What book would you recommend that would cover the same material or provide the same emotional experience in a different way?

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