The Boy In The Striped Pyjama's By John Boyne

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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the novel 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjama's' by John Boyne. It focusses on the themes, setting and characters in the novel.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the main character in the novel?
    • A. 

      Lieutenant Kotler

    • B. 

      Gretel

    • C. 

      Bruno

    • D. 

      Herr Liszt

  • 2. 
    Where is the novel set?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Poland

    • D. 

      England

  • 3. 
    What nationality is Bruno?
    • A. 

      German

    • B. 

      Polish

    • C. 

      Swedish

    • D. 

      Lithuanian

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the boy in the striped pyjama's?
    • A. 

      Henry

    • B. 

      Itzit

    • C. 

      Shmuel

    • D. 

      Benjamin

    • E. 

      Robert

  • 5. 
    Why is Shmuel on the other side of the fence?
    • A. 

      He has been naughty.

    • B. 

      He is a Muslim.

    • C. 

      He is a Jew.

    • D. 

      He is a Christian

    • E. 

      He is dirty.

  • 6. 
    Why does Bruno deny that he and Shmuel know each other?
    • A. 

      He likes Lieutenant Kolter, and wants to help him.

    • B. 

      He is afraid.

    • C. 

      His sister told him to deny knowing Shmuel.

    • D. 

      He is angry at Shmuel for eating the chicken.

  • 7. 
    Who was the leader of the Nazi party at the time the novel is set?
    • A. 

      Lieutenant Kolter.

    • B. 

      Bruno's Father.

    • C. 

      Herr Listz.

    • D. 

      Adolf Hitler.

  • 8. 
    Why does Lieutenant Kolter suddenly leave 'Out-With'?
    • A. 

      He died.

    • B. 

      He lied about his Father.

    • C. 

      He stole silverware from Bruno's house.

    • D. 

      Bruno's father didnt like him

  • 9. 
    Why does Shmuel bring Bruno a set of pyjama's?
    • A. 

      He wants him to come and play with him.

    • B. 

      He wants Bruno to be captured.

    • C. 

      He has lost his Father and wants help finding him.

    • D. 

      He is hungry and wants his food.

  • 10. 
    In the novel there is the theme of friendship. Why do Shmuel and Bruno need to be friends in the novel?
    • A. 

      Bruno knew Shmuel when he lived in Berlin.

    • B. 

      No one else wants to be friends with them.

    • C. 

      They both need companionship in a difficult and lonely time.

    • D. 

      Bruno's mother told him they have to be friends.

  • 11. 
    What happens at the end of the novel?
    • A. 

      Bruno return home to Berlin with his Mother, Father and Gretel.

    • B. 

      Shmuel finds his Father.

    • C. 

      Bruno and Shmuel are gassed in a gas chamber.

    • D. 

      Bruno is recognised and taken back home by one of the guards on the other side of the fence.