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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 does Aaron use to try to bribe the commander of Theresienstadt to save Natalie from being transported?
2. What Russian city does Pug tour to see the damage from the war?
3. What do the SS officers threaten to do at Theresienstadt to keep Natalie in line?
4. Leslie Slote explains to the Henrys that Aaron and Natalie are being __________ in France rather than detained.
5. Berel Jastrow travels with forged papers as Reinhold Henkle, a German _____________.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Louis make the German soldier guarding them on the train laugh?
2. Why does Rhoda ask Pug for a divorce?
3. How does Pug's visit go with President Roosevelt when he returns to Washington after losing the Northampton?
4. What act of kindness strikes Natalie as she is being transported in a cattle car from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz?
5. What does Madeline reveal about their parents' marriage in the letter she writes to Byron?
6. How does Berel Jastrow find the man he is supposed to give the secret documents to in Prague?
7. How are Slote's request to help the Jews received by the State Department?
8. What is Theresienstadt and how does it allow the Germans to fool the rest of the world?
9. What happens when Aaron and Natalie meet with Eichmann during their stay at Theresienstadt?
10. What does Pug discover when he asks other Americans in Iran about Rhoda and Peters?
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 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.
Essay Topic 3
"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.
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