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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 2: Pages 40-81





Vocabulary Words:

accusations
aloof
calamity
catty
chink
cognac
congenial
dejected
entail
evading
fascist
fatalistic
genteel
hoist
ingenuity
mirth
oblige
optimism
persevere
pious
plied
pretext
procured
rebuke
remnant
rendezvous
rheumatism
saboteurs
sarcasm
staid
stodgy
superficial
swathed
tincture
veritable
vile


Comprehension Questions:

1. How does Anne feel about her mother?
 
2. What discovery does Anne make about her father in relationship to her?
 
3. Who is the first to allow Mr. Dussel to work on their teeth?
 
4. What does Anne secretly want to do to Mr. Dussel?
 
5. Anne says she hasn't mentioned their rows in a good while. What does she mean by "rows?"
 
6. Who are the soup eaters?
 
7. The members in the secret annexe tend to get on each other's nerves. Why?

8. What happens to Peter in the attic?
 
9. How does Mummy feel when Anne says she doesn't want her to say prayers with her?
 
10. Page 79 details some of the hardships everyone is facing. List them.


Suggested Activities:

1. Learn about rationing. Ask a grandparent or great-grandparent to tell you about a time they might have lived through rationing.

2. Learn about Chanuka (also spelled Hanukah). What is the meaning of it and how is it celebrated? If you have a Jewish friend or neighbor, ask them to share. Visit a Jewish Synagogue and inquire about Chanuka.

3. Pretend it is Christmas and you are one of the people in the secret annex. What will you give as gifts? You have no money and limited supplies. Tell what you will give and why.



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