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Number the Stars
Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Number the Stars? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!

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Q. Why is the Star of David important beyond signifying the Jewish faith?


During the Holocaust, the Nazis made Jews wear yellow Stars of David on their clothes
It is the star that Annemarie used to guide herself to Henrik’s boat
It symbolizes Ellen’s disregard for her safety and the safety of the Johansens
It reminds Annemarie of the shape of her sister’s chin
Q. When does Annemarie hear the Nazis’ dogs?


When she and Ellen are walking home from school
During Great-aunt Birte’s funeral
When she gets to the part in Little Red Riding Hood with the wolf
When she gets to Henrik’s boat
Q. Where does Annemarie hide Ellen’s necklace?


In the basket of food with the hankie
In Great-aunt Birte’s casket
In Lise’s trousseau
In the cheese that the Nazi feeds to his dog
Q. What is Lise’s trunk similar to?


Henrik’s boat
Great-aunt Birte’s casket
The basket Annemarie hides the hankie in
An elephant's trunk
Q. What changes about Ellen once she is no longer wearing her Star of David necklace?


The other Hobbits can see her again
Her parents think she has changed religions
The Nazis no longer believe she might be Jewish
Nothing at all

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