Number the Stars 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. Who regularly takes Uncle Henrik's milk?

2. Who does Mama introduce the people that arrive at Uncle Henrik's house in Chapter 9 to Ellen as?

3. In Chapter 1, what do the German soldiers ask Annemarie and Ellen to tell them first?

4. In Chapter 8, where does Henrik say he will be spending the night?

5. What holiday is upcoming which Ellen goes home to help prepare for in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what is Annemarie told in Chapter 8 that the living room was prepared?

2. How does Ellen feel as she falls asleep that first night at Annemarie's house?

3. After what does Kirsti name the new kitten?

4. What does Annemarie realize when Papa makes a joke about Lise's hair?

5. Why does Mrs. Rosen tell the girls in Chapter 1 that it is safer to avoid the German soldiers?

6. Why does Annemarie tell Ellen she must remove the necklace?

7. How do Annemarie and Ellen know that their parents are not telling the truth about Mrs. Hirsch when they say she has gone on a vacation to the seashore?

8. Why is Annemarie confused by Henrik announcing that tomorrow would be a good day for fishing?

9. Why do you think Papa speaks to Henrik on the phone in code?

10. To whom does Annemarie realize she is inadvertently lying in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the story, the main character used a children's story to help her through a frightening time. Describe a time when you have used something from your childhood to help you through something that was difficult. Explain the event, how it helped, and what from your childhood you used.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout this story, adults are known to be lying by the children, yet the children did not call them out or complain about the lies. Explain why you believe this occurred and use information from the text to support your answer. Then explain a time where you knew adults were lying, but you did not ask them to explain or justify their lies.

Essay Topic 3

In many aspects of this novel, characters needed to think and react quickly. Find at least five examples of how quick thinking helped at least one character in Number the Stars and discuss the situation. Use information from the novel to support your answer.

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