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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 is the name of the ship in Naples harbor where Natalie Henry seeks safety?

2. Selma Ascher reminds Leslie Slote of whom?

3. What kind of ship does the Devilfish sink?

4. Leslie Slote is slipped top secret documents by whom?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Slote's boss finally change his mind about the fate of the Jews?

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

4. Why is Leslie Slote surprised to see Selma at the home of Britton Treville?

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

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

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

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

9. What are Pug's thoughts about Warren as they go into the battle of Midway?

10. What does Pam write in her letter to Pug during her stay in California?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Our little earth contains traces of the primordial ash of creation, powerful in handful sizes to wipe us all out: and human nature contains traces of savagery, persisting in advanced society, which can use the stuff to wipe us out." Discuss what Wouk means by this statement in the last chapter.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

How does the character of Leslie Slote play the role as the collective conscience of Americans?

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