1. What was the political atmosphere in Poland in 1939?
War is everywhere.
2. Where is the author heading along with his mother and sister?
He is heading to his home in Pinsk, Poland.
3. How old is Ryszard when he is caught by the Soviet soldiers?
4. What language does Ryszard learn in first grade?
5. What political studies did Ryszard have in first grade?
6. How does Ryszard act in the classroom?
He doesn't ask questions for fear of reprisal.
7. What do the scarves the children wear have on them?
Prints of Russian leaders
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