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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. Aaron tells Dr. Beck that he predicts the _______ will win the war.

2. After the Northampton is hit at Midway, what is the one cruiser left unscathed?

3. What is the name of the manuscript Aaron is working on?

4. What is being tested at Auschwitz in Chapter 46?

5. Whom was Natalie attracted to on the Izmir?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Aaron and Natalie meet with Eichmann during their stay at Theresienstadt?

2. How does Dr. Beck respond when the SS official asks him about the Italian Jews?

3. What concern about the Castelnuovo family does Natalie express to Rabinovitz?

4. What does Aster do during battle to show himself to be less than honorable?

5. What does Pug discover when he asks other Americans in Iran about Rhoda and Peters?

6. Why does Rhoda disagree with Pug about helping to get Natalie out of Europe?

7. What is Aaron Jastrow's reaction when Mose Sacerdote tells him it was Dr. Beck who arranged for him and Natalie to be detained in Italy?

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

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

10. How does Aaron get Natalie off the list of Jews to be moved out of Theresienstadt?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In this digital, high-tech age, would it be easier to round up and mistreat a large group of people? Are there modern day examples like the mass killings of the Jews in the 1940s? What does Wouk seem to give as the reason these atrocities can happen?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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