The Diary Of A Young Girl

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This quiz will text your comprehension of the issues surrounding the writing and publication of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In what language was The Diary of a Young Girl written?

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      GermanGerman

    • C.

      Dutch

    • D.

      Hebrew

    Correct Answer
    C. Dutch
    Explanation
    Anne wrote in Dutch.

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  • 2. 

    Based on Anne's description of the Annex, what is the most likely explanation for the papers hanging on the wall in this room?

    • A.

      They are Anne and Margot's homeschooling assignments.

    • B.

      They are maps of the German forces.

    • C.

      They are letters from Anne's friends at school.

    • D.

      They are pictures of Anne's favorite celebrities.

    Correct Answer
    D. They are pictures of Anne's favorite celebrities.
    Explanation
    Anne was a huge fan of celebrities, especially film stars and the Dutch Royal family. She pasted their magazine photos onto the walls of the Annex.

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  • 3. 

    Why might publishers of The Diary of a Young Girl select this picture for the cover of the book?

    • A.

      Because Anne Frank appears very young and international audiences are very sympathetic to children.

    • B.

      Because Anne's smiling face mirrors the optimistic message of the book that the publishers wanted to focus on.

    • C.

      Because Anne's very normal appearance forced international readers to recognize that the Jews being killed were regular people.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    At the time of WWII, the idea that Jewish people were inferior, corrupt, or even evil was still very popular in America. Publishers hoped that by presenting Anne as a regular, happy girl, they would build sympathy and understanding between the American public and the many Holocaust survivors who were emigrating to the United States after the war.

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  • 4. 

    Anne Frank wrote her diary with the intention that it would be published someday.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Anne began rewriting and editing her diary for publication after hearing a hearing a radio broadcast that encouraged civilians to record their wartime experiences.

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  • 5. 

    What is the importance of the bookcase in this video taken at the Annex?

    • A.

      Anne and her family often went downstairs to help with office work and filing after hours.

    • B.

      The bookcase hid the door to the hiding spot from the day workers.

    • C.

      Anne frequently wrote about how much she loved to read, but never had enough books.

    Correct Answer
    B. The bookcase hid the door to the hiding spot from the day workers.
    Explanation
    The bookcase in the video is important because it serves as a disguise for the entrance to the hiding spot. It hides the door from the day workers, ensuring that they would not discover the secret hiding place. This was crucial for the safety and security of Anne and her family during their time in hiding.

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  • 6. 

    Based on the following picture, which of the following is LEAST LIKELY to be a danger faced by those living in the Annex?

    • A.

      A fire could start in the neighboring buildings and spread to the Annex.

    • B.

      Thieves would break into the Annex and discover the family after hours

    • C.

      The neighbors might overhear them on the weekends.

    • D.

      Any light or movement in the upstairs windows would give away their hiding space.

    • E.

      The industrial neighborhood might be targeted by German bombers.

    Correct Answer
    C. The neighbors might overhear them on the weekends.
    Explanation
    Although all of these are dangers situations that the family would have encountered, the Annex was located in an industrial district. The surrounding warehouses would have been empty on the weekends and at night, allowing the Franks to make more noise than usual, including listening to their radio.

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  • 7. 

    Focusing on why and how Otto Frank and the Dutch and American publishing houses chose to edit Anne's manuscript, discuss the controversy surrounding the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl. How did their editorial decisions influence the finished book and the Anne Frank legacy? Do you agree or disagree with their decisions?

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