Krystyna's Story - How Well Do You Know The Text?

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Krystyna

These questions were written by a year 11 English class to check their knowledge of some of the details of the historical novel, 'Krystyna's Story' by Halina Ogonowska-Coates.


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  • 1. 
    What did Krystyna smell in the morning when she woke up at her home in Poland?
    • A. 

      Her pigs.

    • B. 

      Freshly cooked bread.

    • C. 

      Cabbage soup

    • D. 

      Trains

  • 2. 
    How long did Krystyna and her family have to pack their belongings when the Soviets came to take them away?
    • A. 

      No time

    • B. 

      5 minutes

    • C. 

      30 minutes

    • D. 

      1 day

  • 3. 
    Where did Krystyna live in Poland?
    • A. 

      In Warsaw

    • B. 

      In the countryside near the eastern border

    • C. 

      In a small town

    • D. 

      On a boat

  • 4. 
    Complete the quotation: "My childhood was ____ but there are little pockets of ____ that remain so clearly."
    • A. 

      Happy.... sadness

    • B. 

      Short....joy

    • C. 

      Sad.... joy

    • D. 

      Short.... memory

  • 5. 
    Where were Krystyna and her family sent when they were first taken from Poland?
    • A. 

      New Zealand

    • B. 

      Auschwitz

    • C. 

      Moscow

    • D. 

      Siberia

  • 6. 
    What did the prisoners gather from under the trees to eat in the Siberian autumn?
    • A. 

      Mushrooms

    • B. 

      Dead badgers

    • C. 

      Lettuce

    • D. 

      Carrots

  • 7. 
    What covered Marysia's body when she died?
    • A. 

      A ball gown

    • B. 

      Rags

    • C. 

      Moss

    • D. 

      An army greatcoat

  • 8. 
    What job did Krystyna do to be close to Feliks?
    • A. 

      Nail technician

    • B. 

      Washing the floors

    • C. 

      Cooking the soup

    • D. 

      Carrying buckets of faeces

  • 9. 
    When the train taking the Polish prisoners stopped, what was thrown off?
    • A. 

      Rubbish

    • B. 

      People who wanted to get off

    • C. 

      Buckets of faeces

    • D. 

      Bodies

  • 10. 
    How did Krystyna feed Feliks when he was injured and sick and under the house?
    • A. 

      She stole food for him

    • B. 

      She chewed up his bread for him and mixed it with water

    • C. 

      She didn't

    • D. 

      She bought him mushrooms

  • 11. 
    Why did the Soviets let the Poles leave the camps?
    • A. 

      Because they felt bad for what they had done

    • B. 

      The Americans and British made them

    • C. 

      Because the Germans invaded the USSR

    • D. 

      No-one knows

  • 12. 
    Who was in the train with Krystyna when she left the camp?
    • A. 

      No-one

    • B. 

      Her father

    • C. 

      Mama and Danuta

    • D. 

      Feliks

  • 13. 
    Who died on the train journey from Russia?
    • A. 

      Feliks

    • B. 

      Father

    • C. 

      Danuta

    • D. 

      Mama

  • 14. 
    Who became Krystyna's friend after she lost her family?
    • A. 

      Andrzej

    • B. 

      Mikhail

    • C. 

      Feliks

    • D. 

      Danuta

  • 15. 
    What made Krystyna happy during her time in the Pahiatua camp?
    • A. 

      She knew there would be food in the morning, she got to have a bath and she was given a uniform that she was proud of.

    • B. 

      She had a uniform that she liked, she had a good routine, she made nice friends.

    • C. 

      She didn't like anything

    • D. 

      She loved New Zealand food, she liked the clean air and she made nice friends.

  • 16. 
    Why were the soldiers surprised by the refugee children?
    • A. 

      They wouldn't smile even though they gave the children gifts.

    • B. 

      They were so ragged.

    • C. 

      They were so violent and angry all the time.

    • D. 

      Their language sounded strange.

  • 17. 
    Krystyna said that the Pahiatua camp was "like a little____. We want to _____ ______."
    • A. 

      Russia, get away.

    • B. 

      Siberia, escape here

    • C. 

      Poland, stay here

    • D. 

      New Zealand, stay here

  • 18. 
    What is the importance of Mr Shanahan?
    • A. 

      He looked after the girls and gave them a second chance

    • B. 

      He was cruel and showed them how mean New Zealanders were

    • C. 

      He abused the Polish girls

    • D. 

      He's not important to the story

  • 19. 
    What is the name of the place in Timaru that Krystyna stayed?
    • A. 

      Rongotai College

    • B. 

      Reservoir College

    • C. 

      The camp

    • D. 

      Siberia

  • 20. 
    What did Krystyna learn while she was staying in Timaru?
    • A. 

      How to speak English

    • B. 

      What happened to her father

    • C. 

      How to bake bread

    • D. 

      How to ride a bicycle