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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 does the German soldier ask Mama about the coffin in Chapter 10?
2. What time is it when Mama and the Rosen's leave?
3. Why does Annemarie say her Uncle won't eat fish?
4. What does Henrik tease Annemarie about at the dinner table in Chapter 16?
5. What does Mama give everyone in the group in Chapter 11?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Annemarie think waiting and wondering are scarier than being involved in the danger?
2. What awakens Annemarie as she dozed off in the rocking chair in Chapter 10?
3. Who tipped off the Rabbi who warned the Jews that the Germans were rounding them up?
4. Why do Annemarie and Henrik go to the barn to have a serious conversation in Chapter 16?
5. Why was Mama a good choice to lead a group to Henrik's boat?
6. What is one reason Annemarie thinks Mrs. Rosen may be particularly afraid in Chapter 11?
7. Why was cocaine added to the mixture placed on the handkerchief?
8. How does Annemarie react when the soldiers take her bread in Chapter 15?
9. In Chapter 16, where does Henrik tell Annemarie the Rosens are?
10. How does Ellen react to having to wear a hand-me-down jacket?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In order to safely escape from the German soldiers and deliver the package to Henrik, Annemarie pretended to be like her younger sister. Write an essay explaining why this was a good or not-so-good strategy. Use information from the story to support your essay.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the story, the children are affected by the underlying tension of the adults around them. Write an essay describing how this worked and a time where you felt different because of the tension you sensed in the adults around you. Use information from the text and your own personal experience in developing this essay.
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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