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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. He will be deported to a work camp.
    Explanation
    If Motele is caught with the stolen firewood, he could face the consequence of being deported to a work camp. This punishment suggests that the act of stealing firewood is considered a serious offense, and the authorities have decided that Motele should be sent to a work camp as a form of punishment. This consequence implies that Motele will be forced to perform labor or work duties in the camp as a means of paying for his crime.

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  • 5. 

    ________________________ Spills the water to let Henry know that the ghetto police are looking for Shmulek.

    Correct Answer
    Motele
    Explanation
    Motele spills the water as a signal to Henry that the ghetto police are searching for Shmulek. This action serves as a covert warning to alert Henry about the danger and allows him to take necessary precautions to protect Shmulek.

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  • 6. 

    _________________________ dies of TB while in the ghetto

    Correct Answer
    Liabele
  • 7. 

    ______________________ removes Riva's name from the deportation list.

    Correct Answer
    Mr. Berkenwald
    Explanation
    Mr. Berkenwald removes Riva's name from the deportation list.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The secret libray
    Explanation
    Riva's family allows the secret library to be placed in their house when they leave their apartment to live in the store. This suggests that they value knowledge and literature, and are willing to make space for a collection of books in their new living arrangement. The presence of a secret library implies that the family may have a deep appreciation for learning and intellectual pursuits.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Personification
    Explanation
    The given quote, "Keep going. Hold me tighter. Work. Work. Work. If you want to live work. Work" (p. 30), is an example of personification. Personification is a literary device that attributes human qualities or actions to non-human entities. In this case, the author personifies work by giving it the ability to hold, demand, and be necessary for survival. This personification adds depth and emotion to the concept of work, emphasizing its importance in the narrator's life.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. They had run out of food and were told that they would be allowed to stay together as a family.
    Explanation
    Riva's family finally decided to report to the train station because they had run out of food and were told that they would be allowed to stay together as a family. This suggests that their desperation for food and the opportunity to remain together outweighed any potential risks or uncertainties they may have had.

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