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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 6: Pages 199-237





Vocabulary Words:

ardent
clandestine
coax
console
despairingly
dungarees
epistle
expedient
insignificant
interlude
jocular
liberation
livid
necking
perplexed
prefabricated
pseudonym
scandalous
sentimental
succulent
superb
teetotaler
toil
tranquility
upholstering
wheedle


Comprehension Questions:

1. What subjects does Anne dislike?
 
2. Anne says they were protected by God. How so?
 
3. How do the characters react to not being found by the secret police?
 
4. What two characteristics does Anne say she must require of herself?
 
5. Mr. Van Daan grows pale without his fags. What are fags?
 
6. What does Anne say helps her keep her head above water?
 
7. Why does Anne say April 15, 1944 is a date not to be forgotten?
 
8. Does it surprise you that Anne says she might do some Algebra? Why does she say this?


Suggested Activities:

1. Pretend you are Mummy, Margot, Peter or Mrs. Van Daan. Write two diary entries from their point of view. How do they feel about Anne? How do they feel about being hidden away, lack of food and clothes, not being able to go outside...

2. Find out about Nazi concentration camps. Which camp is closest to the Franks in Holland? Which is the farthest? How many camps are there? How many people are at each camp? Are there people other than Jews at the camps?

Virtual tour of Auschwitz concentration camp:

http://www.remember.org/auschwitz/




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