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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. Which character agrees to go with Natalie to Siena and help Aaron?
2. Who agrees to help Natalie in America with the red tape that is preventing Aaron from leaving Italy?
3. Who agrees to assist Natalie in Italy with the red tape that is preventing Aaron from leaving Italy?
4. How do the guests proceed to dinner at Wolf Stroller's dinner party?
5. What does E.J. Tillet show Victor?
Short Essay Questions
1. What project does Victor undertake with 35 surplus Navy planes?
2. What caution does E.J. Tillet give Victor about American neutrality?
3. Why is Teddy Gallard moved to a private cell?
4. How does Pamela affect Victor's relationship with Rhoda?
5. What new technology does E.J. Tillet share with Victor?
6. How is the Henry family affected by the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
7. How does Natalie's plan to help Aaron with his passport troubles anger Byron?
8. Why does Natalie return home to her mother and father's house?
9. Why is Victor assigned to escort an elderly veteran to a Memorial Day parade?
10. Why do Warren and Janice move their wedding date?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the great tragedy of the novel? Describe how the minor crises of the characters combine to form a greater grief for mankind. What revelation does the novel's tragedy impart to the readers?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the symbolism of Aaron's passport. Compare his initial reaction to the inconvenience his passport causes to the desperation with which later he strives for its renewal. What does Natalie's willingness to help Aaron symbolize? What does the passport symbolize to both Jewish and American characters?
Essay Topic 3
How does technology affect the action in the novel? What factors drive invention and how is new technology used? What is the importance of the cavity magnetron and the U-boat?
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