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The Book Thief Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Markus Zusak
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Liesel clean off the door frame every day, left by Frau Hollapfel?



2. What book does the mysterious young man take on the train with him while traveling cross country?



3. To which German city is Liesel being relocated by the foster care system?



4. Which of the following characters teaches Liesel how to read?



5. Upon arriving safely to the Hubermann household, how long does Max sleep, uninterrupted?



Short Essay Questions

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



2. What happens when Rudy sees an airplane go down outside the bomb shelter?



3. How was Max Vandenberg treated by his schoolmates as a child?



4. How does Rudy Steiner express his admiration for Jesse Owens?



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



6. Why was Hans Hubermann asked to stay behind while the rest of his troop was sent in to battle in France during WWI?



7. How does the Hitler Youth Organization leader treat Rudy when he sees him on the street outside the church?



8. How does Max escape from Stuttgard after the war breaks out?



9. Who is Frau Diller?



10. Why does Hans suddenly begin working again during the summer of 1942?



Essay Topics

At the closing of the novel, Liesel has penned a book of her own. First, describe the book Liesel writes. What message does the book send to readers? After being separated from the book for most of her life, how is the book finally returned to Liesel? What does she learn about the message of her text upon its return? From Liesel's perspective, do you think the book she authored was a success? Why or why not?

Liesel's life undergoes some major changes, starting with the opening chapter of the novel. First, describe what Liesel's familial situation is like at the opening of the novel. Then, describe what her familial situation is like at the end of the novel. What has changed about Liesel's sense of family?

Rudy and Liesel have an interesting and dynamic relationship from the moment they meet. First, describe how Liesel and Rudy meet. Then, describe how the relationship between these two children changes over the course of the novel. Choose at least two major incidents from the novel and explain how these incidents affected the relationship between the children.

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