When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many children does the owner of the inn have?

2. Where does Anna's father think they might go if they leave Switzerland?

3. What does Anna notice when her family are on the train to go to Paris?

4. What does Anna's father say to her about Switzerland?

5. What does Fraulein Heimpel do for Anna's family?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Anna's father go in Chapter 10, and who watches the children when he is gone?

2. What does Anna's mother tell her children to do when they are being checked and what is the end result at that checkpoint?

3. What happens to Anna's father in Chapter 1 and why?

4. What does Anna's father tell her about her behavior and what do they learn about the German government and her father?

5. Where does Anna's mother say they will probably go, what do Anna and Max tell the other children about their father and where does their father arrive safely?

6. Who comes home from school with Anna and her sibling, and what do they do?

7. How does Anna get sick and what happens when she is sick? What does she hear?

8. Who is the first character introduced in the book, what year is it, how old is she and where does she live? Who is her sibling?

9. How do Anna and Max experience anti-Semitism in school?

10. How does Anna like school in Switerland, who are her friends and with whom does she prefer to play?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Without Adolf Hitler's rise to power, WWII may never have occurred--at least on the European front; therefore, an understanding of the state of Germany at that time is essential to understanding many of the references in the book. Discuss the following:

1. Research and write an informative essay on the state of Germany during the 2 decades prior to the outbreak of WWII. What is the economy like? What are the major political parties? What do they stand for? What is the make-up of the German society as far as religious, racial and class?

2. How do you think the conditions in Germany before the Nazis led to the emergence of the Nazis to power? Use examples from "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think the way Hitler used the Jewish people as a focus for the Germans on a scapegoat for the conditions in Germany could have been done with any group of people? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Anna overhears her father say that the Nazis have won the elections and that they won't be going back to Germany. Hitler has had their property confiscated. He has stolen Anna's stuffed pink rabbit, which makes her very angry.

1. How do you think it feels to a child to know she will never see her home again? Use examples from "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and your own life to support your answer.

2. Why do you think Anna focused her anger on her pink rabbit being gone? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. What was the advantages, financially, to Hitler to declare Jewish property forfeit and thus confiscate it for the government? Use examples from "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

1. Research pre-WWII Germany and learn about the legal, political and human resistance to Hitler's growing repression and control of Germany. Do you think Anna's father taking his family out of Germany was a form of resistance? Why or why not? Use examples from "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and your own life to support your answer.

2. How much resistance is offered? Who offered the most--religious institutions? Social institutions? Political groups? Use examples from the text, research and your own life to support your answer.

3. How do the educational, social and religious institutions oppose Hitler? Are there Protests? Legal injunctions? Elections? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

4. Why do you think those groups/individuals fail to halt Hitler's advance to power? Use examples from "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" and your own life to support your answer.

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