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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Bruno tells Shmuel in Chapter Ten: "The Dot that Became a Speck that Became a Blob that Became a Figure that Became a Boy" that his name sounds like what?
(a) “It sounds like someone who’s rubbing their arms to keep warm.”
(b) “It sounds like logs crackling in a warm fireplace.”
(c) “It sounds like the wind blowing.”
(d) “It sounds like a car screeching on pavement.”

2. How is the woman described that came to dinner with the Fury at Bruno’s house in Berlin in Chapter Eight: "Why Grandmother Stormed Out"?
(a) Tall and dark-haired.
(b) Short and redheaded.
(c) Old and gray-haired.
(d) Beautiful and blond.

3. Shmuel tells Bruno in Chapter Ten: "The Dot that Became a Speck that Became a Blob that Became a Figure that Became a Boy" that his name sounds like what?
(a) “It sounds like a car screeching on pavement.”
(b) “It sounds like logs crackling in a warm fireplace.”
(c) “It sounds like the wind blowing.”
(d) “It sounds like someone who’s rubbing their arms to keep warm.”

4. What does Gretel ask Maria to do when she enters Bruno’s room in Chapter Six: "The Overpaid Maid"?
(a) To bathe her dolls.
(b) To run her a bath.
(c) To make her some tea.
(d) To make her a sandwich.

5. What two words comprised the common Nazi salute during the Third Reich?
(a) “Heil Hitler.”
(b) “Hich Nazi.”
(c) “Semper fidelis.”
(d) “Nazi Furor.”

6. Why can Gretel not see “the children” from her own bedroom window in Chapter Three: "The Hopeless Case"?
(a) It faces the front of the house.
(b) It is covered with boards on the outside.
(c) She has no window in her room.
(d) It is too high to see out of.

7. The soldier that Bruno sees leave his parents room in Chapter Two: "The New House" is described as having what color hair?
(a) Gray.
(b) Red.
(c) Blond.
(d) Black.

8. Whom does Bruno complain to about the move his family has made in his new bedroom in Chapter Two: "The New House"?
(a) Maria.
(b) Peter.
(c) Shmuel.
(d) Lars.

9. Bruno angers his father in Chapter Five: "Out of Bounds at All Times and No Exceptions" by suggesting that his father do what?
(a) Send him to live with Grandmother.
(b) Apologize to the Fury.
(c) Move to the United States.
(d) Divorce his mother.

10. What is the meaning of the word “ergo,” used in Chapter Five: "Out of Bounds at All Times and No Exceptions”?
(a) Therefore.
(b) Hereto.
(c) Unless.
(d) Until.

11. For how long does Bruno say he’s been exploring when he meets the boy on the other side of the fence in Chapter Ten: "The Dot that Became a Speck that Became a Blob that Became a Figure that Became a Boy"?
(a) Almost 3 hours.
(b) Almost 2 hours.
(c) Four hours.
(d) Almost an hour.

12. What had been Bruno’s grandmother’s employment in her youth?
(a) She was a singer.
(b) She was an acrobat.
(c) She was a painter.
(d) She was a secretary.

13. What does Bruno perceive all of the people to be wearing at the camp across the fence in Chapter Four: "What they Saw through the Window"?
(a) Red and blue striped pajamas.
(b) Gray striped pajamas.
(c) Military uniforms.
(d) Dirty work suits.

14. Where does Shmuel tell Bruno he’s from in Chapter Ten: "The Dot that Became a Speck that Became a Blob that Became a Figure that Became a Boy"?
(a) Germany.
(b) Poland.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) France.

15. How long ago had the Fury been to Bruno’s house in the opening of Chapter One: "Bruno Makes a Discovery"?
(a) A month ago.
(b) Three weeks ago.
(c) A year ago.
(d) A week ago.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator says in Chapter Seven: "How Mother Took Credit for Something that She Hadn't Done,” that “Bruno had only known one person whom he considered to be mad and that was” whom?

2. Maria tells Bruno in Chapter Six: "The Overpaid Maid" that her mother had worked for Bruno’s grandmother in what capacity?

3. The boy on the other side of the fence is described as having eyes the color of what in Chapter Ten: "The Dot that Became a Speck that Became a Blob that Became a Figure that Became a Boy"?

4. What color hair is Gretel said to have in Chapter Three: "The Hopeless Case"?

5. What does Maria say that Bruno’s father did for her mother after Maria had been working for the family a short time in Chapter Six: "The Overpaid Maid"?

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