Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Test | Mid-Book 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 has been Anne's prized possession, before her diary?

2. What is a call-up notice?

3. What do the Gestapo say happens when hostages end up dead?

4. Which is not one of Anne's school friends?

5. What DOES NOT happen at Westerbork?

Short Essay Questions

1. What other things besides her diary has Anne written?

2. Describe the scene with Mr. Dussel and Mrs. Van Daan.

3. What does Anne receive for her birthday?

4. Describe the spots where various members of the Annexe bathe.

5. What are the differences in the conversations that the men have versus the women? About what do they each talk?

6. Describe Anne's feelings about having a diary.

7. At school, what does Anne bring for her classmates?

8. Anne upsets her mother very much by something she says. What does Anne say to her mother? What does Anne's mother reply?

9. Describe the scene with Mr. Van Daan and the sausage.

10. What makes Anne's hands shake terribly? What has happened at the Annexe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Anne seems to know a lot about the history of the area, as well as of the events which are taking place in the world around them.

1. What happens at the beginning of the story that causes the Franks to changes their lives?

2. Why does Mr. Frank decide it's time to go into hiding?

3. What sources of information does Anne and the other occupants of the Annexe have?

Essay Topic 2

Writing and communication are important parts of Anne's life, from her dream to be a journalist to her later comments about wanting to record events.

1. How does Anne change from the beginning of her diary to the end in relation to her writing?

2. How does Anne's communication with others change?

3. How does Anne use writing to change the inner world of the Annexe and her relationships?

4. Why does she even write in the first place?

Essay Topic 3

Anne believed that people should have rebelled against Hitler as the injustices began to reveal themselves. This brings up a good point about accountability in the face of evil.

1. Why didn't more people stand up to Hitler and the SS?

2. Was hiding people active resistance or simply a fearful reaction?

3. What, if anything, could those hiding in the Annexe have done to fight the rise of Hitler?

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