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The person that draws the guards away from Rifka in Berdichev
Who is Uncle Avrum?

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Rifka's family originates from this town
What is Berdichev?

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Rifka's role in the story
What is the main character? What is the protagonist?

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Rifka writes her letters to Tovah in this
What is Pushkin's book of poetry?

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prized possession purchased in Antwerp
What is Rifka's velvet hat?

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The Author
Who is Karen Hesse?

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Rifka is stranded on this island until the doctors send her back to Europe or let her join her family in New York.
What is Ellis Island?

200

The point of view / perspective of the book
What is first person perspective?

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The organization that helped Rifka when she stayed behind in Europe while her family went to the U.S.
What is the H.I.A.S? (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society)

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The reason Uncle Avrum doesn't offer Tovah piano lessons like her sister
What is Tovah has a crooked back and isn't expected to need to attract a husband?

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Tovah's little sister who takes piano lessons
Who is Hannah?

300

The place where Rifka contracts ringworm
What is on the train in Poland?

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Russians hate Jews. The family gets Typhus. Rifka contracts ringworm. The tempest at sea that kills Pieter.
What are conflicts?

300

the cause of Pieter's death (vocabulary word)
What is a tempest?

300

The couple Rifka lives with in Antwerp, Belgium
Who are Gaston and Marie?

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The young Russian boy Rifka cares for and teaches to read on Ellis Island
Who is Ilya?

400

The city where Rifka found out that she would not be traveling to the U.S. with her family
Where is Warsaw, Poland?

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Prejudice, family loyalty, perseverance, and growth
What are themes of the story?

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Rifka is terrified when Ilya wastes this
What is toilet paper?

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The brother that deserted the military
Who is Nathan?

500

The names of all five of Rifka's brothers
Who are Saul, Nathan, Isaac, Asher and Reuben?

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The place that Rifka most enjoys
Where is Antwerp, Belgium

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Rifka discovers that her hair has returned and she will be able to join her family in New York
What is the climax of the story?

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The name of Isaac Nebrotz's wife
What is Sadie Chenowitz?

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The name of Rifka's baby nephew
What is Aaron?