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. What do Anna and Max have to do when they start school in Switzerland?

2. When does her father say they are returning to Germany?

3. What does Anna tell herself when she hears her mother talking to her grandmother?

4. With whom do Anna's parents leave her and Max when they go to Paris?

5. Between what two parties is the election in Germany?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conversation does Anna hear between her mother and Omama and what does she resolve to do?

2. What does the family spend the next two weeks talking about and what do Anna's mother and father do after that? What do Anna's parents do everyday?

3. How does Anna's father feel when he returns from Paris and why? What does he want to do and how does Anna's mother feel about that?

4. What does Onkel Julius have to tell when he visits and why is the family's finances troubled?

5. Why is there some tension between Anna and Vreneli?

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

7. Why is Anna upset when she wakes up in the morning in Chapter 2, and what does her mother tell her?

8. What happens to Pumpel and how does Omama feel about it?

9. What birthday does Anna have in Chapter 8, how does she celebrate and how does that go?

10. Where does Anna's family move from Zurich, who does she meet and what do she and Max do there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Anna is upset that she cannot find her father. Eventually Anna's mother explains to her and Max that their father has left for Prague because he fears that if the Nazis win the upcoming election he would be in danger, along with his family. Anna's mother swears her children to secrecy. They must tell no one where he has gone.

1. How do you think it affects a nine year old girl who cannot find her father who is normally there? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think at nine years old Anna was old enough to understand the danger her father might face? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think it was wise for Anna's mother to tell her children the truth and swear them to secrecy? Does it seem difficult to imagine children that age being able to keep such a big secret? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Do you think racism still exists in Germany? What about the United States? Why or why not? Use examples from the text, from research and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss in depth several things that you can do in your own life to help stop prejudice against any group of people. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. According to the hate crime law, any person harming another person and the primary motivation is prejudice or hatred that crime is more serious than the same act against a person that does not have that motivation. Do you think this is a good law? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

4. Do you think anti-Semitism is racism? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Anna is a nine year old Jewish girl living in Berlin in the winter of 1932-33. She has a brother named Max and her father is a famous writer and poet whose notoriety brings her family attention. Germany is on the brink of an election between the Nazis and the Sozis. If the Nazis win, Hitler will come to power.

1. What do you think are the biggest fears a nine year old girl in Anna's situation will face? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. How do you think having a famous parent affects a child's life? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. What do you think is meant by the statement "whose notoriety brings her family attention"? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

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