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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following books does Hans Jr. think is the most valuable book ever written?
(a) The Bible.
(b) The Gravedigger's Handbook.
(c) Mein Kampf.
(d) The Shoulder Shrug.

2. From where does the shadow witness Liesel stealing a book from the bonfire?
(a) From a window.
(b) From a passing automobile.
(c) From an allyway.
(d) From atop a building.

3. Where was Hans Hubermann stationed when he fought in WWI?
(a) France.
(b) Canada.
(c) England.
(d) Spain.

4. Upon arriving safely to the Hubermann household, how long does Max sleep, uninterrupted?
(a) Three days.
(b) Seven days.
(c) Nine days.
(d) Five days.

5. Where does Liesel sit and wait for Hans to come and pick her up from the book burning?
(a) At the church.
(b) At the hospital.
(c) At the library.
(d) At the school.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Liesel steal money from Rosa?

2. How does LIesel feel after her outburst against Frau Hermann?

3. Which book does Liesel spend all of her time reading during her first summer with the Hubermann family?

4. How does Liesel describe the sensation of being burned at the book burning?

5. Where did Max Vandenberg grow up?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hans treat Liesel during the first few weeks she is at his home?

2. What reaction does Liesel have when she overhears someone use the word "Communist" at the bonfire?

3. How do Liesel and Rudy manage to steal a food basket from a church?

4. How did Erik Vandenberg's widow respond when Hans Hubermann came knocking at her door?

5. How does Liesel manage to get a hold of a copy of the book "The Shoulder Shrug"?

6. How does Liesel celebrate her first Christmas with Hans and Rosa?

7. How do the citizens of Molching decide to celebrate the birthday of the Fueher?

8. Where does Rosa get the idea to send Liesel on all of her sales calls for the laundry business?

9. Who was Erik Vandenberg?

10. When Frau Hermann invites LIesel inside her house, what does she show the young girl?

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