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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 does Janice tend after the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
2. What does E.J. Tillet show Victor?
3. What temporary promotion is Victor given after the Memorial Day parade?
4. Which ship is sunk while Rhoda, Victor, Byron and Madeline have dinner at the White House?
5. Who is Luigi Gianelli?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Byron motivate Roosevelt to intervene on behalf of Natalie and Aaron?
2. What difficulty does Aaron have with his passport?
3. What is the importance of the sinking of the Bismarck?
4. Why is Natalie forced to give birth to her son in Europe?
5. How does Byron adapt to military life?
6. What caution does E.J. Tillet give Victor about American neutrality?
7. Why does Natalie return home to her mother and father's house?
8. What concern does Warren have over Madeline's relationship with Bozey?
9. What project does Victor undertake with 35 surplus Navy planes?
10. What bribe is Victor offered?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How do the characters find and fulfill their purposes? Compare the emotional fulfillment of characters who have viable purposes with those who are merely seeking to survive. What risks are the characters willing to face in order to have a fulfilling purpose in life?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the affect anti-Semitism has on the characters in the novel. How does discrimination against Jews affect relationships in the novel? What civil liberties are suppressed as a direct result of anti-Semitism? How does anti-Semitism affect the motives of the characters?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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