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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. Whom does Aaron wish he was on better terms with in Chapter 29?

2. What could Pug see out the window of Talky's hotel in Chapter 24?

3. Who is the German in charge of Mutterperl's work?

4. Natalie, Aaron and Louis are staying with a plumber named _____________ in Marseilles.

5. What is the name of the man that Natalie confides once came into her bedroom and propositioned her while staying in Corte, France?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Aaron Jastrow decide he must go to America with Natalie?

2. How does Pug view his sons, especially as he knows they will soon be in combat?

3. Describe the poignant scene at the end of Chapter 23.

4. Why does Selma Ascher catch the eye of Leslie Slote at a function in Bern?

5. What does Roon write that the battle of Midway indicated?

6. What information about the Devilfish does Pug learn during his conversation with Talky in a Honolulu hotel?

7. What does Pam tell Rhoda when they meet for breakfast in Hollywood?

8. How are Byron and Natalie finally reunited in Marseilles?

9. What effect does hearing Pam's voice included on a broadcast with Talky have on Pug?

10. Where is Byron Henry, Natalie's husband, at the beginning of War and Remembrance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how even in the midst of war, love affairs dominate the hearts and minds of many of the characters. Do books and movies excessively romanticize this time period or are the portrayals of love triangles and such probably accurate?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how the novel depicts the way many Americans, even those overseas, failed to understand the impact World War II was soon to have on everyone's lives.

Essay Topic 3

What is Wouk showing about human nature through the compliance of the Jews who are manipulated and intimidated by the SS soldiers?

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