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The Book Thief

The Book Thief


by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief: Catch It If You Can Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Book Thief? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What prompts Hans to hide Max from the Nazis?

Max’s father saved Hans’s life during World War I
Hans feels it’s his duty to help as many people escape the Nazis as possible
He was instructed to do so by a rather specific fortune cookie message
He lost a round of Rock, Paper, Scissors
Q. What does the Gestapo want with Rudy?

They want him to join the military
They want him to attend a special training school for gifted athletes
They want him to rat out Hans
They want him to arrange the entertainment for Hitler’s birthday party
Q. Why is Hans conscripted to the military?

As a punishment for hiding Max
As a punishment for giving a Jewish man a piece of bread
As a trade to keep the Gestapo from taking Rudy
As a favor for being a friend to Hitler’s cause (he’ll make good money in the military)
Q. What title does Liesel choose for the story of her life?

Little Women
The Book Thief
The Sound of Music
Himmel Street Blues (the book was eventually turned into a television show of the same name)
Q. What does Death give to Liesel as she dies?

Her book
Angel’s wings
A pass to Heaven
His business card