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

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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

Evaluate your own reading of 'Upon the Head of a Goat'--did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.

Essay Topic 2

Write a character sketch of the author based on his style and content. What values does he hold dear? What are his hopes and fears? What kind of person do you think he is? Anchor your sketch with passages from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Two characters, Lujza and Dr. Feher, commit suicide rather than face the horrific nature of the times. What separates the characters who endure and the characters who fold? How does Siegal address this difference? Using examples from the text, describe the difference between survivors and the people who killed themselves.

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