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Diary of Anne Frank Reading Comprehension Questions and Unit Study Activities

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
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A WWII Holocaust Unit Study


Part 1: Pages 1-40





Vocabulary Words:

absurd
agony
albeit
ardent
barbarism
blithely
booty
capitulation
chattels
cheeky
clutches
cubicle
cum laude
detest
devour
emigrated
enthralling
frock
gaudy
gawky
glimpse
helter-skelter
hence
hypochondria
ingenious
inventiveness
loathe
ludicrous
lumbago
melancholy
monotonous
obstinate
piqued
placard
prude
rations
reprimands
sabotage
satchel
scrounging
scullery
seclusion
stifled
succession
superfluous
surreptitiously
urchins
veranda


Comprehension Questions:

1. Who was the first to greet Anne on her birthday?

2. Anne states that paper is more patient than man. What does she mean?

3. Why does Anne begin a diary?

4. What does Anne name her diary and why?

5. Why do the Franks emigrate to Holland?

6. Why does Harry end his relationship with Fanny?

7. Why does Mr. Frank talk about going into hiding?

8. Anne packs things to go into hiding. She makes the statement, "Memories mean more to me than dresses." Why did she say this?

9. What is Anne worried about at night?


Suggested Activities:

1. The book has several Dutch words in it.  Write down each one as you read it and find out what it means.

2. If you had to live in hiding and could not make a sound from 9am-6pm every day, except Sunday, and had no toys to entertain yourself, what would you do? Make up a daily schedule for one of your days, by listing an activity for every hour from 9-6.



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