3. When Liesel is rescued, Death states that he could not fully share in their enthusiasm, why? 4. Explain the significance of Liesel’s scream as the soldiers pull her from the rubble. “The Ninety Eight Day” 1. Why do you think Death describes the first 97 days after he has already told the reader the outcome of the 98 th day? 2. Why are the Jews brought to the town during this period? 3. Death presents the image of Michael Holtzapfel on July 24 th as a “pendulum, another clock stopped.” Identify & explain the figurative language. 4. What does Death learn about Michaels’ death from The Book Thief? Who gives the news to his mother? “The War Maker” 1. What does Death reveal in regards to the war & the situation in Germany? “Way of Words” 1. How does Liesel try to identify Max in the parade of Jews? 2. How does Liesel reach out to Max a second time she runs into him in the parade? What is the outcome? 3. Max thinks it’s a great day to die because ________________. 4. Analyze Rudy’s action in regards to Liesel & his relationship. “Confessions” 1. Where does Rudy go after seeing Max? In what ways does Liesel demonstrate her supreme trsut in Rudy? 2. Clarify the irony in what Liesel wants from Rudy. “Ilsa Hermann’s Little Black Book” 1. Where does Liesel go to rejuvenate in mid August? What act of vandalism does she commit? 2. What does Liesel leave for Frau Hermann? How has the power of words changed Liesel? 3. Describe the scene when Frau Hermann comes to visit Liesel at 33 Himmel Street. 12 “The Rib Cage Planes” 1. How has the content of the bold sections changed in this chapter? 2. What literary device does Liesel use to describe Papa? “The End of the World (Part II)
1. Why is Death telling the story of the Book thief? 2. Describe the sequence of event the night of the air raid. 3. Why does Death provide a detailed description of collecting the souls on Himmel Street? 4. Characterize Death by his ironic memories of life. 5. Death stresses the good things Rosa’s has done in her life because __________________. What does Liesel say to Rosa? 6. Describe the scene when Liesel sees Rudy’s body. 7. What metaphor does Death offer for Han’s body? When Liesel is finally able to look at Hans, what does Death see? 8. What vision, which Liesel reveals later to Death, does she have of Papa as she kneels next to his body? Identify the 2 items she leaves at his body and what happens to them. Epilogue: The Last Color “Death & Liesel” 1. Explain Liesel’s life. Describe her passing. “Wood in the Afternoon” 1. Whom does Liesel live with after the bombing? Explain the connection with Alex Steiner. 2. Alex Steiner regrets ____________________. Why? “Max” 1. When does Liesel see Max again? “The Handover Man” 1. Retell the discussion Death has with Liesel as he finally takes her. 2. What is the last note that Death offers us as readers?
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