The Tin Drum Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9, The Rostrum | Chapter 10, Shopwindows.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who gets stuck in the theater seat at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Marga.
(b) Mama.
(c) Oskar.
(d) Stephan.

2. What instrument does Mr. Meyn play?
(a) Guitar.
(b) Drums.
(c) Trumpet.
(d) Piano.

3. Why doesn't Greff want Oskar to play with the books?
(a) He does not want Oskar to learn.
(b) He thinks Oskar will only rip them up.
(c) They were of a sexual nature.
(d) They cost over 6 gulden.

4. Oskar tells the story of his grandfather to Bruno. Bruno thinks Oskar's grandfather is dead and describes the death as...?
(a) Understandable.
(b) Beautiful.
(c) Unfair.
(d) Sorrowful.

5. What does Oskar think is the most remarkable thing grownups ever produced?
(a) Drums.
(b) Building.
(c) Clocks.
(d) Works of art.

Short Answer Questions

1. When is Oskar's mother born?

2. After searching for a tutor to teach him the alphabet, who finally agrees to teach Oskar?

3. Oskar spends much of his time alone, drumming up and down the steps of his apartment building. How many steps does Oskar's building have?

4. What does Oskar say he does to make it through his day?

5. During their conversation at the beginning of the book, where does Oskar say Bruno "derived all his inspiration"?

(see the answer key)

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