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

2. Which of the following characters has a sewing shop, which is suddenly closed?

3. After what animal has Annemarie nicknamed one of the German soldiers she regularly sees on the street?

4. What does Uncle Henrik admit to Annemarie in the barn?

5. What does Annemarie point out to Ellen across the water from Uncle Henrik's home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Papa agree it would be better if Mama takes the girls alone to Uncle Henrik's house?

2. How does Ellen offer to fix Kirsti's shoes?

3. What do Ellen and Annemarie resolve not to tell their mothers in Chapter 1?

4. What makes Annemarie and Mama equals for a few moments in Chapter 9?

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

6. How does Uncle Henrik tell Annemarie it is easier to be brave?

7. How long does Mrs. Johansen tell Kirsti she will have to wait for a cupcake?

8. After what does Kirsti name the new kitten?

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

10. How do the girls forget about their troubles once they get to Uncle Henrik's house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout this novel, Annemarie seems to become more mature and adult-like, while Ellen seems to cling more and more to childhood. Write an essay describing why you think this occurs. Use information from the text to support your supposition.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay discussing how reality was blended into fiction to create this novel. Use information from the text to support your essay.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing how Annemarie was able to learn to become brave. Take time to explain how the character evolved throughout the book using specific examples from the novel.

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