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.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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.