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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Bruno find the rope needed to build his tire swing in Chapter Seven: "How Mother Took Credit for Something that She Hadn't Done"?
(a) In Gretel’s room.
(b) The attic.
(c) In the shed.
(d) The basement.

2. 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) April 15, 1934.
(b) July 13, 1934.
(c) September 18, 1935.
(d) June 12, 1933.

3. 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 lawyer.
(c) A painter.
(d) A teacher.

4. What are the names of Gretel’s friends that she says she misses back in Berlin in Chapter Three: "The Hopeless Case"?
(a) Christine, Helga, and Katherine.
(b) Hilda, Isobel, and Louise.
(c) Sara, Janet, and Opal.
(d) Jennifer, Michelle, and Jessica.

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

6. How many other maids join Maria in service at Bruno’s family’s home in Out-With in Chapter Two: "The New House"?
(a) 6.
(b) 2.
(c) 5.
(d) 3.

7. Whose father is described as a green-grocer in Chapter One: "Bruno Makes a Discovery"?
(a) Lars’s.
(b) Daniel’s.
(c) Karl’s.
(d) Martin’s.

8. Bruno’s sister Gretel is described as having a large collection of what toys in Chapter Three: "The Hopeless Case"?
(a) Dolls.
(b) Stuffed animals.
(c) Play-houses.
(d) Train sets.

9. Whose father is described as being a teacher in Chapter One: "Bruno Makes a Discovery"?
(a) Karl’s.
(b) Lars’s.
(c) Daniel’s.
(d) Martin’s.

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

11. 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.

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

13. One of the soldiers speaking to Bruno’s father is overheard in Chapter Five: "Out of Bounds at All Times and No Exceptions" saying, “We have lacked efficiency since the start of” what year?
(a) “Sixty-one.”
(b) “Thirty-eight.”
(c) “Forty-two.”
(d) “Forty.”

14. What is the boy on the other side of the fence doing when Bruno first approaches him in Chapter Ten: "The Dot that Became a Speck that Became a Blob that Became a Figure that Became a Boy"?
(a) He is sitting cross-legged.
(b) He is pulling a wheelbarrow.
(c) He is doing cartwheels.
(d) He is standing at attention.

15. What does Bruno consider to be the best thing about his house in Berlin, according to the author in Chapter One: "Bruno Makes a Discovery"?
(a) The tree house.
(b) The garden.
(c) The moat.
(d) The banister.

Short Answer Questions

1. Maria tells Bruno in Chapter Six: "The Overpaid Maid,” “We must all just keep ourselves safe until this is all over. That’s what I intend to do anyway. What more can we do than that after all? It’s not up to us to” what?

2. Lieutenant Kotler tells Bruno in Chapter Seven: "How Mother Took Credit for Something that She Hadn't Done" that the only spare tire he’s seen around recently belongs to whom?

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?

4. What two words comprised the common Nazi salute during the Third Reich?

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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