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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 3: Pages 82-135





Vocabulary Words:

aloof
barrage
beseeched
brusquely
capitulated
celluloid
clandestine
communal
concertina-bed
condole
consolation
coquetry
correspondence
cremated
cubicle
delousing
diphtheria
divan
droning
duodenal
ecstasies
fatuous
fondants
grouser
het
horrid
imp
imploring
incessantly
indignant
irrevocable
loincloth
morale
obliged
oculist
palpitations
patronage
peal
pedantic
perturbed
petrified
proficient
prospectus
rebukes
reproachfully
seething
shamming
stifle
torrent
trifling
tumult
wanton


Comprehension Questions:

1. On page 83, Anne states, "As the Benjamin of the family..." What is she saying?
 
2. Anne says she found that she gets on better when she is shamming. What does she mean?
 
3. What is an oculist?
 
4. Why does Dussel say no to Anne's request to use the table twice a week in the evenings?
 
5. Anne mentions that Dussel is 54 years old. Why do you think she mentions this?
 
6. What does Mouschie give them?
 
7. What is one reason the Van Daan's are arguing?
 
8. Why does Anne sleep on the divan more now according to page 113?
 
9. Margot asks Daddy if he would like to give Anne a children's Bible for Chanuka so Anne could find out more about the New Testament. What does this imply about the Frank's religious convictions?
 
10. On page 117, Anne talks about her fountain pen being cremated and says that is just what she wants later. What is she saying?


Suggested Activities:

1. Learn about WWII. Who were the Allies? Who was with Germany? Color code a map showing the two forces. (See the video below for a synopsis of the changing German occupation.)

2. Compare and contrast Margot and Anne then compare and contrast Anne and Peter.

3. Write a birthday poem for Daddy just as Anne.





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