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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 Anna do that pleases her father?
2. How does Anna's composition compare to the rest of the students in Paris?
3. Who does Anna's father say might pick up his film script?
4. How old is the gift Anna's father bought?
5. How long did the family believe they would stay away from Berlin when they left?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Anna's father's job going, and what does she do that pleases him?
2. How is Anna adapting to the French language, why does this cause problems with her mother and what resolves the issue?
3. How does Anna get new shoes?
4. Explain the French elementary school exam.
5. What is Anna's class like and how are her first attempts at her school assignments?
6. Why does the family visit Switzerland and why are they able to go?
7. How does Max feel about French?
8. How is the family's first Christmas in Paris and why is it that way?
9. 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?
10. What disturbs Anna's father and how is the situation resolved?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Do you think racism still exists in Germany? What about the United States? Why or why not? Use examples from the text, from research and your own life to support your answer.
2. Discuss in depth several things that you can do in your own life to help stop prejudice against any group of people. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. According to the hate crime law, any person harming another person and the primary motivation is prejudice or hatred that crime is more serious than the same act against a person that does not have that motivation. Do you think this is a good law? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
4. Do you think anti-Semitism is racism? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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