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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 treasures his time at Theresienstadt because he found what there?
2. When he returns to Washington at the end of the war, Pug is offered what position?
3. Which of the following is NOT one of the three things Aaron tells Natalie a Jew must never do?
4. Whom is Leslie Slote surprised to meet with while he is in Washington trying to get the American government to help with the plight of European Jews?
5. Aaron sings and dances to a death song one night and as the performance ends Aaron recognizes _____.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Theresienstadt and how does it allow the Germans to fool the rest of the world?
2. How does Pug feel when he discovers the scrapbook Rhoda made of Warren's life?
3. Why are the children at Madame Rosen's orphanage rounded up by the Nazis?
4. How does Louis make the German soldier guarding them on the train laugh?
5. How does Aaron manage to get some better food on the train when he is being transported to Auschwitz from Theresienstadt?
6. How does Mutterperl die, leaving Berel alone to escape?
7. What was Natalie's job while she was at Auschwitz?
8. Why does a doctor Aaron meets compare Nazi Germany to the Ku Klux Klan?
9. What does Madeline reveal about their parents' marriage in the letter she writes to Byron?
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
Why are the characters of Rhoda and Pam the antithesis of each other? What seems to motivate each woman's relationship with Pug?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how Wouk uses the character of Berel to show the strength and resilience of the Jewish people.
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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