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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. What are the men called who are emaciated and close to dying?

2. What is Carter Aster's nickname?

3. Whom was the leader of the Enterprise flight squadrons during the battle of Midway?

4. What is the name of the man Byron is working for in Europe?

5. After Aaron refuses Beck, he then tells Natalie to write a letter of acceptance to visit whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the Doolittle Raid and why was it pivotal in the outcome in the war?

2. How does Pug end up headed back to Washington after losing the Northampton?

3. What two options for escape do Natalie and Aaron have left as Aaron faces pressure from Beck?

4. Why is Natalie advised not to leave France immediately with Byron?

5. When does Aaron Jastrow finally come to the realization that Natalie was right to distrust Dr. Beck?

6. What point is von Roon making in the "Hitler Berserk" section of The Road to Midway?

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

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

9. What does the Commandant of Auschwitz note about the women prisoners as the techniques for killing the Jews is honed?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Wouk highlights many of the harsh realities of the plight of the Jews during World War II through the story of Natalie and Aaron.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how Aaron and Natalie's train trip from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz is an allegorical journey showing how horrific the end was for the Jews sent to the death camps.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how Wouk fuses fact with fiction throughout the novel. How does Wouk blend the military and historical details to enhance and deepen the impact of the story?

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