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7. Who stands beside Liesel as the drama is taking place on the street? How does the crowd react? 8. Why is Papa suddenly overwhelmed by what has happened? What consequences does Papa fear? “Peace” and “The Idiot and the Coat Men” (p.397) 1. How does Max react to the events of the day? What is scheduled four days later? 2. When Hans goes to the Amper River he only finds a note saying, “You’ve done enough”. Why is this significant? 3. Why do you think that Death does not equate the word silence with the words peace, quiet or calm following this event? 4. Who are the coat men? Why are they on Himmel Street? What does Hans shout at them?
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Part Eight: The Word Shaker “Dominoes and Darkness” (p.405) 1. What concerns Rudy about the two men talking with his parents in the kitchen? 2. Why have the men come to the Steiners’ home? What do the men propose to the Steiners? 3. Why might the author have chosen to intersperse the conversation in the kitchen with the conversation about dominoes that Rudy and his siblings hold outside of the kitchen? “The Thought of Rudy Naked” (p.412) 1. How does this chapter connect with the previous chapter? 2. What is the purpose of the inspection of Rudy and his classmates? 3. What does Rudy finally explain to Liesel? How does she react? “Punishment” (p.416) 1. Why might Hans Hubermann be grateful for punishment by the Nazi Party? 2. What paper arrives at the Hubermann household? Why is Hans immediately suspicious? 3. What arrives later that week? What is Papa’s wish? 4. What does Liesel discover as she walks outside several days later? What is Barbara Steiner’s explanation? “The Promise Keeper’s Wife” (p.420) 1. How do Alex Steiner and Hans Hubermann spend their evening? What is Rosa’s reaction? 2. What do Liesel and Hans discuss at the train station? 3. Twelve days after Alex Steiner’s departure, Rudy decides he has had enough and gets Liesel to go out with him. Where does Rudy tell Liesel they are going? Why? In what way is this characteristic of Rudy? 4. What does Liesel mean when she states to Rudy, “…and you’ve only lost your father…”? 5. Rudy and Liesel discuss their mothers’ appearance on the sidewalk. Do you believe their mothers are more worried, more angry or a different adjective entirely? 6. What image does Death provide of Rosa on the night Hans leaves? How does this image affect your perception of Rosa? “The Collector” (p.431) 1. Where are Hans Hubermann and Alex Steiner stationed? What duties are they assigned? 2. What does Hans learn about the men in the LSE? Why have they been selected for service in the LSE? 3. Where is Hans Hubermann’s seat on the vehicle? Why is this important? 4. Why does Death explain that Hubermann would “need to perfect the art of forgetting”? 5. Death presents a letter that Hans writes home, which is very short. Death then follows with the details of Hans’ task and the reasons for the brevity of his letter. Did the vivid explanation change your initial impression of Papa’s short letter? Explain. “The Bread Eaters” (p.438)
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