Maus Chapter 2 Questions - Name_Date_Per Maus by Art Spiegelman Chapter 2 Guiding and Discussion Questions(Formative Assessment worth 30 of final grade

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Name: ________________________________Date: ___________________________Per: _______ Maus , by Art Spiegelman Chapter 2 Guiding and Discussion Questions (Formative Assessment worth 30% of final grade) 1. According to page 27 - 28, why was it bad to be a communist at this time? Do you think it was morally right for Anja to give the documents to the seamstress? How would you characterize Anja? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Examine the last panel on page 28. This is the first time the reader encounters any kind of police force in the novel. How would you characterize the police who come to arrest the seamstress? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Examine page 29. How would you characterize the family? Why is this significant? How might the Germans have felt about the Polish Jews? (Particularly Vladek’s family) _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Analyze page 32. Explain the significance of the mouse seeing the Nazi flag for the first time? How does this setting develop the tone and mood of the story? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________
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Name: ________________________________Date: ___________________________Per: _______ 5. Closely analyze page 33. How is the story-telling in these scenes different from other parts of the story thus far? What can you conclude based on the background? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Re-examine the last 4 panels on page 33. What part of the history of WWII do the stories on Page 33 depict? How are the events in these panels related to our current political climate today? If you were a Jewish person at this time what might these stories mean for you? _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ 7. Closely re-read page 37. How is the Polish nurse characterized? What is the relationship between the Polish people and the Jews at this point in history? How do you think this will change as the story progress?
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