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 does everyone think of Anna's grandmother's dog?

2. What does Anna do before she goes to bed in Chapter 1?

3. What is the name of Anna's school friend in Chapter 1?

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

5. Where does the family first stay when they are reunited with their father?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Anna's father feeling about his work and Germany?

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

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

5. What almost ruins the family's trip to Paris and what do they think might be the reason?

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

7. 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?

8. Why does Anna fight with her teacher, who gives her a hard time and what does her mother do?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think it is important that "When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" was written? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think the story accomplished what the author set out to do? Why or why not? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Explain why you might or might not read another book by this author about another young Jewish person. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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