War and Remembrance Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Where is Madam Rosen told the German military needs to move the current orphanage building to?

2. Where do Berel and Mutterperl want to escape to?

3. What does Leslie Slote tell Julius Wurtweiler is the only real way to help the Jews in Europe?

4. When does the Red Cross visit Theresienstadt?

5. What illness is Aaron diagnosed as having while in German custody in France?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Aaron manage to get some better food on the train when he is being transported to Auschwitz from Theresienstadt?

3. What is Theresienstadt and how does it allow the Germans to fool the rest of the world?

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

5. What does the Red Cross representative who gave a glowing report of Theresienstadt later testify that he knew?

6. What was Natalie's job while she was at Auschwitz?

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

8. Why does Rhoda ask Pug for a divorce?

9. What does Madeline reveal about their parents' marriage in the letter she writes to Byron?

10. What does General Yevlenko tell Pug about what has happened in Leningrad?

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 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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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