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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. Why does Sarah live in France?
2. How does Anna's family feel on the boat to England?
3. How does Onkel Julius die?
4. What kind of Christmas does Anna's family have?
5. What was the confrontation with the concierge about?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Anna's family doing by the spring, what are they doing and who in the household feels gloomy? Why does she feel gloomy?
2. What is the gist of the good and bad news that comes in Chapter 23?
3. How do Max and Anna do with their new teacher, and how is the family adjusting to life in Paris?
4. With is Anna's mother learning to do and with what does she have some problems?
5. What does Anna want to do about schooling and why can't she?
6. Why does the family visit Switzerland and why are they able to go?
7. How do Anna and Max finally go to school and what is difficult for them?
8. How does Max feel about French?
9. What does Francine do with Anna when they visit and what does Anna do that pleases her Aunt Sarah?
10. Why does Anna see more of her father?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Anna is upset that she cannot find her father. Eventually Anna's mother explains to her and Max that their father has left for Prague because he fears that if the Nazis win the upcoming election he would be in danger, along with his family. Anna's mother swears her children to secrecy. They must tell no one where he has gone.
1. How do you think it affects a nine year old girl who cannot find her father who is normally there? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. Do you think at nine years old Anna was old enough to understand the danger her father might face? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Do you think it was wise for Anna's mother to tell her children the truth and swear them to secrecy? Does it seem difficult to imagine children that age being able to keep such a big secret? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Without Adolf Hitler's rise to power, WWII may never have occurred--at least on the European front; therefore, an understanding of the state of Germany at that time is essential to understanding many of the references in the book. Discuss the following:
1. Research and write an informative essay on the state of Germany during the 2 decades prior to the outbreak of WWII. What is the economy like? What are the major political parties? What do they stand for? What is the make-up of the German society as far as religious, racial and class?
2. How do you think the conditions in Germany before the Nazis led to the emergence of the Nazis to power? Use examples from "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and your own life to support your answer.
3. Do you think the way Hitler used the Jewish people as a focus for the Germans on a scapegoat for the conditions in Germany could have been done with any group of people? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
1. Research pre-WWII Germany and learn about the legal, political and human resistance to Hitler's growing repression and control of Germany. Do you think Anna's father taking his family out of Germany was a form of resistance? Why or why not? Use examples from "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and your own life to support your answer.
2. How much resistance is offered? Who offered the most--religious institutions? Social institutions? Political groups? Use examples from the text, research and your own life to support your answer.
3. How do the educational, social and religious institutions oppose Hitler? Are there Protests? Legal injunctions? Elections? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
4. Why do you think those groups/individuals fail to halt Hitler's advance to power? Use examples from "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and your own life to support your answer.
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