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THE BOOK THIEF
PART 8
GUIDED READING QUESTIONS
Please respond to 2 of the following questions on Part 8.
Be sure to respond using complete sentences for full credit and reference the question in your answer.
DOMINOES AND DARKNESS
Short Answer (6-8 full sentences).
Be sure to respond using complete sentences for full credit.
1. What do the dominoes symbolize? Explain.
2. The narrator remarks, “Again, the human child. So much cannier.” What does he mean by this? HINT: Consider
the theme that is being conveyed.
3. Re-read the three possibilities stated at the end of the chapter. What do each of these possibilities foreshadow?
Explain.
THE THOUGHT OF RUDY NAKED
Short Answer (6-8 full sentences).
Be sure to respond using complete sentences for full credit.
1. Why is Rudy being examined, and how does it make him feel? Explain.
2. What does this chapter suggest about the nature of Hitler’s plans for world domination? Explain.
PUNISHMENT
Short Answer (6-8 full sentences).
Be sure to respond using complete sentences for full credit.
1. Why is Hans finally accepted into the Nazi party? How do you think Hans probably felt about being drafted into
the army? Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your response.
2. Who else is drafted by the army? Why?
THE PROMISE KEEPER’S WIFE
Short Answer (6-8 full sentences).
Be sure to respond using complete sentences for full credit.
1. Prior to his departure, Hans tells Liesel that she is “half a woman now…” How does this chapter illustrate that
Liesel is growing up? HINT: Compare and contrast her reaction to Hans’ being drafted with Rudy’s reaction to his
father being drafted.
THE COLLECTOR
Short Answer (6-8 full sentences).
Be sure to respond using complete sentences for full credit.
1. What is the LSE? List a minimum of four LSE responsibilities.
2. The Nazis punish Hans by sending him to serve with the LSE. Do you think that Hans would feel that this is a just
punishment? Be sure to support your answer with evidence from the text.
3. According to the narrator, ”Hans needed to perfect the art of forgetting.” What does he mean by this? Consider
the people he encounters with the LSE.
THE HIDDEN SKETCHBOOK
Short Answer (6-8 full sentences).
Be sure to respond using complete sentences for full credit.
1. Liesel possessed “a great longing to tell Rosa Hubermann that she ___________ her.” Why do you think she
never did? Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your answer.
2. What was Max’s nickname for Liesel? Why is it appropriate for her character? Explain.
3. Overall, what is the major theme that Max tries to convey in his book? Is this message meant only for Liesel?
Explain.
THE ANARCHIST’S SUIT COLLECTION
Short Answer (6-8 full sentences).
Be sure to respond using complete sentences for full credit.
1. Why do you think that Liesel does not kiss Rudy? HINT: Re-read your response to question #1 from “The Hidden
Sketchbook.”
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