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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. How many Jews are transported from Theresienstadt in an effort to alleviate the overcrowding before the Red Cross visit?
2. Madame Rosen's orphanage is located outside of __________.
3. Peters reveals to Pug in Chapter 80 that the Army is interested in the Navy's system of processing _________.
4. What is the name of the Army officer who admires Rhoda?
5. As Pug tours Russia, he is shocked to hear that General Yevlenko's mother died from___________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does General Yevlenko tell Pug about what has happened in Leningrad?
2. How does Berel Jastrow find the man he is supposed to give the secret documents to in Prague?
3. What act of kindness strikes Natalie as she is being transported in a cattle car from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz?
4. What happens when Aaron and Natalie meet with Eichmann during their stay at Theresienstadt?
5. How does Aaron get Natalie off the list of Jews to be moved out of Theresienstadt?
6. Why are the children at Madame Rosen's orphanage rounded up by the Nazis?
7. Why does a doctor Aaron meets compare Nazi Germany to the Ku Klux Klan?
8. What is Theresienstadt and how does it allow the Germans to fool the rest of the world?
9. What does Aster do during battle to show himself to be less than honorable?
10. How does Pug feel when he discovers the scrapbook Rhoda made of Warren's life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss how World War II plays a central role in the story, more than just a backdrop or a mere setting, but rather as equally important as any character in the story.
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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