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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Lars.
(d) Shmuel.

2. What are the names of the three best friends of Bruno’s that he must leave behind in Berlin?
(a) John, Jesse, and Michael.
(b) Shmuel, Lars, and Karl.
(c) James, Peter, and Paul.
(d) Karl, Daniel, and Martin.

3. Bruno’s family’s house in Berlin “didn’t even have a name; it was just called” what, according to the narrator in Chapter Three: "The Hopeless Case"?
(a) “Number six.”
(b) “Number four.”
(c) “Number five.”
(d) “Number seven.”

4. What is the name of the butler in Bruno’s household in Chapter One: "Bruno Makes a Discovery"?
(a) Karl.
(b) Daniel.
(c) Martin.
(d) Lars.

5. 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"?
(a) Caramel sweets.
(b) Cotton candy.
(c) Brushed wheat.
(d) The ocean.

6. Bruno’s Grandmother and Grandfather are said to live in a small flat near what area in Berlin, in Chapter Eight: "Why Grandmother Stormed Out"?
(a) Near the old cemetery.
(b) Near the banker’s district.
(c) Near the fruit and vegetable stalls.
(d) Near the Capitol Building.

7. When does Shmuel say his date of birth is in Chapter Ten: "The Dot that Became a Speck that Became a Blob that Became a Figure that Became a Boy"?
(a) September 18, 1935.
(b) April 15, 1934.
(c) June 12, 1933.
(d) July 13, 1934.

8. Bruno says alone to himself in his room in the beginning of Chapter Six: "The Overpaid Maid,” “I hate this house, I hate my room and I even hate” what?
(a) "The sky."
(b) "My room."
(c) “The paintwork.”
(d) “The fence.”

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

10. What is the young soldier carrying downstairs when Bruno first sees him in Chapter Two: "The New House"?
(a) A doll.
(b) A bouquet.
(c) A gun.
(d) A box.

11. 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) A year ago.
(c) Three weeks ago.
(d) A week ago.

12. What does Shmuel say his mother is in Chapter Ten: "The Dot that Became a Speck that Became a Blob that Became a Figure that Became a Boy"?
(a) A doctor.
(b) A teacher.
(c) A painter.
(d) A lawyer.

13. 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 an hour.
(b) Almost 2 hours.
(c) Four hours.
(d) Almost 3 hours.

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

15. What does Bruno’s father do when he becomes angry at Bruno’s suggestion in Chapter Five: "Out of Bounds at All Times and No Exceptions"?
(a) He sends Bruno to his room.
(b) He slaps Bruno on the face.
(c) He spanks Bruno.
(d) He sends Bruno to the cellar.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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"?

2. What is Bruno’s response when his father asks him in his office in Chapter Five: "Out of Bounds at All Times and No Exceptions,” “What do you think? … Of your new home. Do you like it?”

3. Bruno angers his father in Chapter Five: "Out of Bounds at All Times and No Exceptions" by suggesting that his father do what?

4. Whose father is described as a green-grocer in Chapter One: "Bruno Makes a Discovery"?

5. What is the bicycle called that is ridden by Bruno’s tutor when he arrives in Chapter Nine: "Bruno Remembers that He Used to Enjoy Exploration"?

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