Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 Test | Lesson Plans 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

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 2

How does Piri handle the fact that her parents were repeatedly asked to send her away from the war, but did not--and paid the price with their own lives? How does Piri overcome the guilt that comes with having survived something the others did not? Even if the guilt is not explicitly mentioned, if you guess that it's there, how does it change your reading of the memoir?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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