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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 Natalie told Louis died of?
2. The _______ Jews were the spotlight of the Red Cross visit to Theresienstadt.
3. Who is the Jewish woman who helps Berel Jastrow when he is captured by the partisans?
4. Where do Berel and Mutterperl want to escape to?
5. What illness is Aaron diagnosed as having while in German custody in France?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does General Yevlenko tell Pug about what has happened in Leningrad?
2. How are Slote's request to help the Jews received by the State Department?
3. Why are the children at Madame Rosen's orphanage rounded up by the Nazis?
4. What happens when Aaron and Natalie meet with Eichmann during their stay at Theresienstadt?
5. What does Madeline reveal about their parents' marriage in the letter she writes to Byron?
6. What does Aster do during battle to show himself to be less than honorable?
7. How does Berel Jastrow find the man he is supposed to give the secret documents to in Prague?
8. How does Pug's visit go with President Roosevelt when he returns to Washington after losing the Northampton?
9. Why does Rhoda disagree with Pug about helping to get Natalie out of Europe?
10. What does the Red Cross representative who gave a glowing report of Theresienstadt later testify that he knew?
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
How was the "Wannsee Protocol" used to convey the horror of what happened in the German death camps from the dual vantage point of being in the thick of the war and the wisdom of hindsight?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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