The Book Thief Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Markus Zusak
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. During what month of the year does Max collapse in the basement?

2. How does Hans react to the news that he is going to be drafted to the war?

3. What excuse does Rudy give the shopkeeper when he is caught stealing apples from the market?

4. What does Rosa shout at Liesel for, signaling to her that Max has awoken from his coma?

5. What does the disgruntled card player steal from Hans after their game?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

While he is living in the basement, Max writes two books for Liesel. Describe each of the books in detail. Then, explain what message you think Max intended Liesel to take away from the books. Do you think his messages were received? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Hans manages to survive both World Wars even though he fought in both. First, describe how Hans managed to survive the first World War. Then, compare / contrast that to the way Hans managed to survive the second World War. What does Hans' knack for survival tell the reader about his character?

Essay Topic 3

One of the ways the Nazi soldiers sought to humiliate their Jewish prisoners was to march them in parades through the cities. First, explain what message the Nazis were sending to the villagers with the parades. From the Nazis' point of view, were the parades successful? Why or why not? Finally, explain the various reactions villagers, like Hans and Liesel, had to seeing the prisoners being paraded through their streets.

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