When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 relation is Sarah to Anna's mother?

2. Why does Anna's family have the Christmas they have in Chapter 20?

3. What does Anna do that pleases her father?

4. What happens with Max and Anna's difficulties from question #101?

5. What do Anna's parents do at the end of Chapter 22?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Anna want to do about schooling and why can't she?

2. What does Anna's father buy her mother and why does he buy it?

3. How does Anna get new shoes?

4. What relative does Anna's mother take her to see and why is communication difficult? Why is that relative in France?

5. How do Max and Anna do with their new teacher, and how is the family adjusting to life in Paris?

6. Why does the family visit Switzerland and why are they able to go?

7. How is Anna adapting to the French language, why does this cause problems with her mother and what resolves the issue?

8. How is the family's first Christmas in Paris and why is it that way?

9. With reflection, what does Anna decide about her childhood?

10. What disturbs Anna's father and how is the situation resolved?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit". Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of individual freedom in the book. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess individual freedom? Why?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of tradition in the text. What is Anna's father view of tradition? Anna's mother? Anna's? Why is tradition important to some characters? Is anyone willing to abandon traditional viewpoints? Who? What are the positive and negative sides to holding fast to tradition?

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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