The Book Thief Novel Trivia!

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The Book Thief Novel Trivia! - Quiz

Have you ever read the Book Thief novel? Author Markus Zusak writes the book, and it was published in 2005, and in 2013, it was made into a movie. The Book Thief is a coming-of-age story that takes place in Germany during World War II. The book is recounted by Death, who is a male voice. This quiz is a must for anyone who is studying this book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the name of Liesel's late brother?

    • A.

      Adal

    • B.

      Edmund

    • C.

      Werner

    • D.

      Rudy

    Correct Answer
    C. Werner
    Explanation
    Werner is the correct answer because it is stated in the question that Liesel's brother is late, implying that he has passed away. Therefore, out of the given options, Werner is the most likely name for her late brother.

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  • 2. 

    During which big war is the book placed?

    • A.

      Civil war

    • B.

      WWI

    • C.

      The Cold War

    • D.

      WWII

    Correct Answer
    D. WWII
    Explanation
    The correct answer is WWII. This is because the question asks about the war during which the book is placed, and out of the given options, WWII is the only war that fits this criteria. The other options, Civil War, WWI, and The Cold War, are different wars that occurred at different times.

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  • 3. 

    Himmel Street means ____________ ___________ in German.

    Correct Answer
    Heaven Street
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Heaven Street." In German, the word "Himmel" means "heaven," and "Street" translates to "Straße." Therefore, "Himmel Street" can be understood as "Heaven Street" in English.

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  • 4. 

    Rosa Huberman shows her love by pampering and loving Liesel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Rosa Huberman does not show her love by pampering and loving Liesel. In fact, she is often harsh and strict with her. This can be seen in her constant scolding and reprimanding of Liesel. However, despite her tough exterior, Rosa does care deeply for Liesel and shows her love in her own unique way, such as by providing for her and protecting her.

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  • 5. 

    What does Hans Huberman do for a living?

    • A.

      He's a painter

    • B.

      He's a farmer

    • C.

      He works in a factory

    Correct Answer
    A. He's a painter
    Explanation
    Hans Huberman's occupation is a painter.

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  • 6. 

    __________ _________ is the Furher.

    Correct Answer
    Adolf Hitler
    Explanation
    The given correct answer states that Adolf Hitler is the Furher. This implies that Adolf Hitler held the title of the Furher, which was a term used to refer to the leader or dictator in Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler indeed held this position during his time as the leader of the Nazi Party and the German government.

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  • 7. 

    What Does Hans enjoy doing in his free time?

    • A.

      Playing the guitar

    • B.

      Rolling Cigarettes

    • C.

      Sleeping

    • D.

      Reading

    Correct Answer
    B. Rolling Cigarettes
    Explanation
    Hans enjoys rolling cigarettes in his free time.

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  • 8. 

    What does Rudy ask in return fro winning the race?

    • A.

      A kiss

    • B.

      A hug

    • C.

      Money

    • D.

      Food

    Correct Answer
    A. A kiss
    Explanation
    Rudy asks for a kiss in return for winning the race.

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  • 9. 

    How does Hans aquire the money to get Liesel books for Christmas?

    • A.

      Painting peoples houses

    • B.

      Playing the accordion

    • C.

      Selling his cigarettes

    • D.

      Playing the guitar

    Correct Answer
    C. Selling his cigarettes
    Explanation
    Hans acquires the money to get Liesel books for Christmas by selling his cigarettes.

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  • 10. 

    What did Liesel do to the kid that made fun of her because she couldn't read?

    • A.

      Told Hans and Rosa

    • B.

      Beat them up

    • C.

      Told the teacher on them

    Correct Answer
    B. Beat them up
    Explanation
    Liesel responded to the kid who made fun of her because she couldn't read by physically attacking them.

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  • 11. 

    Tommy Muller has a vision problem and can't see.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, it is not Tommy Müller who has a vision problem; instead, he is characterized by having hearing and speech issues, exacerbated by a history of being beaten by his father. The character with vision problems in "The Book Thief" is not explicitly mentioned, as the main focus regarding disabilities centers around Tommy's hearing.

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  • 12. 

    Liesel's mother was sent to a ____________ because she was a ________________.

    Correct Answer
    concentration camp, communist
    Explanation
    Liesel's mother was sent to a concentration camp because she was a communist. This suggests that during the time period in which the story is set, being a communist was considered a crime or a threat to the government or society. As a result, individuals who were identified as communists were often persecuted and sent to concentration camps as a form of punishment or to suppress their political beliefs.

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  • 13. 

    When special event is it on the day of the book burning?

    • A.

      The Presidents birthday

    • B.

      The mayors birthday

    • C.

      The anniversary of the Nazi party

    • D.

      Hitler's birthday

    Correct Answer
    D. Hitler's birthday
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hitler's birthday. This is because the question asks about a special event that occurs on the day of the book burning. Out of the given options, Hitler's birthday is the most relevant to the context of the book burning, as it suggests a significant event that could be associated with the burning of books. The other options, such as the Presidents or Mayor's birthday, do not have a direct connection to the book burning. The anniversary of the Nazi party could be a possible answer, but Hitler's birthday is a more specific and significant event in relation to the book burning.

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  • 14. 

    Liesel stole the book The Shoulder Shrug from the book burning.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement implies that Liesel stole the book "The Shoulder Shrug" from the book burning event. Since book burning was a practice carried out by the Nazis to destroy books they deemed unacceptable, it can be inferred that Liesel's act of stealing the book was an act of defiance against the Nazi regime. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 15. 

    Who saw Liesel stealing the book from the book burnig?

    • A.

      Max Vandenburg

    • B.

      Ilsa Hermann

    • C.

      Rosa Hubermann

    • D.

      Alex Steiner

    Correct Answer
    B. Ilsa Hermann
    Explanation
    Ilsa Hermann saw Liesel stealing the book from the book burning.

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  • 16. 

    Ilsa Hermann is the ____________ wife.

    Correct Answer
    Mayor's , mayor's
  • 17. 

    Who is Max's father?

    • A.

      Erik Vandenburg

    • B.

      Hans Hubermann

    • C.

      Alex Steiner

    Correct Answer
    A. Erik Vandenburg
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, Erik Vandenburg is stated as Max's father.

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  • 18. 

    Max's father teaches Hans to play the ____________.

    Correct Answer
    Accordion
    Explanation
    Max's father teaches Hans to play the accordion.

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  • 19. 

    Max writes 5 books for Liesel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Max does not write 5 books for Liesel. This statement implies that Max is the author of the books, which is not mentioned or implied in the given information. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 20. 

    Liesel was writing a book entitled ______ __________ _________  about her life when Himmel Street was bombed.

    Correct Answer
    The Book Thief
    Explanation
    Liesel was writing a book entitled "The Book Thief" about her life when Himmel Street was bombed. This suggests that the book she was writing is the same as the title given in the answer.

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  • 21. 

    Everyone survives the bombing of Himmel Street.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement contradicts the events that occur in the book "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. In the story, the bombing of Himmel Street takes place during World War II and sadly, not everyone survives. The bombing results in the deaths of several characters, including some of the main characters, making the statement false.

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  • 22. 

    Who foster's Liesel after the bombing?

    • A.

      The Steiner's

    • B.

      The mayor and his wife

    • C.

      Tommy Muller's Parents

    Correct Answer
    B. The mayor and his wife
    Explanation
    The mayor and his wife foster Liesel after the bombing.

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  • 23. 

    Liesel works for Alex Steiner in the tailor shop after the bombing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Liesel's employment at Alex Steiner's tailor shop after the bombing is confirmed to be true. This suggests that despite the devastation caused by the bombing, Liesel continues to work for Alex Steiner, indicating a sense of resilience and determination in the face of adversity. This detail may also highlight the importance of community and the need for individuals to come together and support each other during difficult times.

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  • 24. 

    Max runs into Liesel in the ___________________.

    Correct Answer
    street
    Explanation
    In Markus Zusak's novel "The Book Thief," Max runs into Liesel in the street because that's where their paths cross during the course of the story. Max is a Jewish refugee hiding in the Hubermanns' basement, and Liesel is the main character of the novel. The street is a common setting for various interactions and events in the book, and it's where Max and Liesel meet and develop a deep friendship. The street is a central location in the story, and many important moments in the novel occur there.

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