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The Cage By Ruth Minsky Sender Part 1 Quiz

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Scoring well on this quiz will show your understanding of significant events from Part 1 of The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender. Please work carefully.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mrs. Gruber's family and Riva's family are very close in the beginning, but their relationship changes after the Nazis invade Poland.  What does Mrs. Grubber's family do to demonstrate the change in their relationship?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Gruber becomes very worried about Riva's family and volunteers to help smuggle them out of Poland.

    • B. 

      Mrs. Gruber becomes a Volksdeutsche and acts as if Riva's family and their family were never friends when they come to take the fur coats.

    • C. 

      Mrs. Gruber's family and Riva's family continue to be close. Mrs. Gruber helps Riva's family by making clothes to help them celebrate Passover, a Jewish holiday.

    • D. 

      Mrs. Gruber comes to take Riva's families stove for their new house in the nicest part of Lodz.

  • 2. 
    What happened to the tree Mrs. Gruber was going to cut down?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Gruber hired some men to cut the tree down.

    • B. 

      Mrs. Gruber never had a chance to cut the tree down, because Jews cut the tree down and used the wood to heat their homes.

    • C. 

      The Nazis cut the tree down to make room for additional homes to be built.

    • D. 

      Mrs. Gruber changed her mind and decided to let the tree stay.

  • 3. 
    Motele and Moishele traded their bread rations several times for vitamins at the black market.  Why did they need the vitamins?
    • A. 

      They used the vitamins to help Liabele get well.

    • B. 

      They used the vitamins to help Mama get well.

    • C. 

      They used the vitamins to help their neighbor Mrs. Avner get well.

    • D. 

      They used the vitamins to help Riva get well.

  • 4. 
    Motele steals firewood to heat their house.  What consequence could he face if he is caught with the wood?
    • A. 

      He could be taken to jail.

    • B. 

      He will have to pay a fine.

    • C. 

      He will be deported to a work camp.

    • D. 

      He will be required to work for the ghetto police until he pays off the debt for the wood he stole.

  • 5. 
    ________________________ Spills the water to let Henry know that the ghetto police are looking for Shmulek.
  • 6. 
    _________________________ dies of TB while in the ghetto
  • 7. 
    ______________________ removes Riva's name from the deportation list.
  • 8. 
    When Riva's family leaves their appartment and go to live in the store, they allow what to be placed in their house?
    • A. 

      The secret libray

    • B. 

      The secret family jewels

    • C. 

      The secret church

    • D. 

      The secret radio

  • 9. 
    The quote, "Keep going.  Hold me tighter.  Work.  Work.  Work. If you want to live work. Work" (p. 30) is an example of what literary device?
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 10. 
    What made Riva's family finally decide to report to the train station?
    • A. 

      They were told they would be allowed to take a bath.

    • B. 

      They heard that the American army was close to freeing them.

    • C. 

      They had run out of food and were told that they would be allowed to stay together as a family.

    • D. 

      They were discovered by the Nazis during a raid.