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. Which character fears that Max has caught an incurable cold?

2. What does the Hitler Youth leader use to cut Rudy's hair in the middle of the street?

3. Which of the following actions does Hans cease doing once he arrives on the war front?

4. What does Frau Holtzapfel offer to trade Liesel in exchange for reading sessions?

5. What color do Hans' neighbors ask him to paint their windows?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Frau Hermann finally confronts Liesel about stealing from her library?

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

3. How does Rudy perform at the summer Hitler Youth carnival?

4. Why do two men from the Nazi party suddenly show up at Rudy's home to speak with his parents?

5. What dream does Max regularly have involving Hitler?

6. What fear does Rosa have if Max were to die?

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

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

9. How does Hans narrowly avoid death during the second World War?

10. What does the LSE do during the war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The book burning at the opening of the novel is an event that has a profound effect on Liesel and her relationship with the written word. First, describe why the Nazis were hosting a book burning in the first place, and what they hoped to accomplish during this event. Then, explain what inadvertent lessons Liesel learned by attending the event. From Liesel's perspective, was the book burning a success? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Liesel's journey into adulthood can be traced through the books she reads. Choose at least three titles Liesel reads throughout the course of the novel and explain what Liesel learned from each of these texts. Then, explain how the books Liesel reads can trace her growth into adulthood using the three books you've selected as primary examples.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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