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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. Where did Piri go to school after being expelled?
2. Why did Mr. Shuster oppose Mother's plans?
3. What plans were made at the places Iboya went in secret?
4. What does the family learn at the end of Chapter 11?
5. What did mother argue for at the ghetto?
Short Essay Questions
1. What message did Mother get from Lajos' parents?
2. Describe the circumstances of Lujza's death.
3. Describe the family's purchase of a goat.
4. Describe the Zionist meetings Piri attended.
5. Why was Mother upset with Piri over Dr. Feher's death?
6. How did the political scene change in Hungary?
7. Where were the Jews concentrated by the Germans?
8. How did life in the ghetto affect Mother?
9. Describe Piri's development into womanhood.
10. Why did Piri and Iboya end up running the household themselves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
What is missing from this book? What should have been covered or presented that was not? What is the effect of this absence? Describe an element that ought to have been covered, and explain why it would have made the book stronger.
Essay Topic 3
How does Siegal distinguish the memoir genre from the novel? How is 'Upon the Head of a Goat' literary in spite of itself? What novelistic features does 'Upon the Head of a Goat' have (allusions, foreshadowing, symbols, plotting) and how does Siegal make attempts to keep the writing real and urgent and true to life?
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