The Book Thief Test | Final Test - Hard

Markus Zusak
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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 Frau Holtzapfel offer to trade Liesel in exchange for reading sessions?

2. What does Rudy hear when he eavesdrops on the conversation between the Nazi party and his parents?

3. How does Rudy feel after the Nazi physical?

4. Which of the following items is NOT something Liesel gives to Max hoping it will heal him from his sickness?

5. According to Frau Hermann, who owns the library in her house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What secret code do Liesel and Rosa concoct to communicate about Max in public?

2. What happens when Liesel sees Max being marched through town with a Jewish prisoner parade?

3. Why does Frau Holtzapfel suddenly stop going to the bomb shelter during air raid drills?

4. How does Liesel save Max from being discovered when the men are trolling the neighborhood inspecting basements?

5. What dream does Max regularly have involving Hitler?

6. How does Liesel come to own a Dictionary and Thesaurus?

7. How is Hans punished for giving the starving Jew a piece of bread?

8. How does Michael Holtzapfel die?

9. Why does Liesel bring snow into the basement during winter?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Max arrives at the Hubermann doorstep, Liesel is sworn to secrecy about his appearance. Why are the Hubermanns so concerned with keeping Max's visit a secret? Does Liesel manage to keep the secret? If so, how and why? If not, what are the effects of her slipped secret?

Essay Topic 2

When WWII broke out, the economy in Munich was devastated. First, describe how the Hubermann and Steiner families were directly affected by the failing economy. Then, describe how each family managed to pick themselves up by their bootstraps and survive while surrounded by the abject poverty around them.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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