The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Book: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    What word does "Out-With" refer to?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Auschwitz
    Explanation
    The word "Out-With" refers to Auschwitz.

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  • 2. 

    Why is "Out-With" a good pun for Auschwitz?

    • A.

      It plays on how similar it sounds to Auschwitz.

    • B.

      It plays on the sense of elimination and eradication, which is similar to the true history of the camp being an extermination centre.

    • C.

      It plays on the sense of togetherness and unity, which is different to the true history of the camp being an extermination centre.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. It plays on how similar it sounds to Auschwitz.
    B. It plays on the sense of elimination and eradication, which is similar to the true history of the camp being an extermination centre.
    Explanation
    A pun is a play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words. "Out-With" plays on how similar it sounds to Auschwitz, as well as how similar that sense of elimination and eradication is a true reflection of the history of the camp being an extermination center.

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  • 3. 

    On page 73, Lieutenant Kotler tells Bruno about a spare tire that belongs to Sergeant Hoffschneider. What does the spare tire refer to?

    • A.

      It refers to an actual car tire that belongs Sergeant Hoffschneider that he is very attached to.

    • B.

      It refers to extra fat that Sergeant Hoffschneider has around his waist.

    • C.

      It refers to both the car tire as well as the extra belly fat that Sergeant Hoffsneider has.

    • D.

      It refers to neither.

    Correct Answer
    B. It refers to extra fat that Sergeant Hoffschneider has around his waist.
    Explanation
    The "spare tire" is a pun. A pun is the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words. In this case, the pun of "spare tire", though both alike in sound, suggests a different meaning -- that of the extra fat that Sergeant Hoffsneider has around his waist.

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  • 4. 

    On pages 72 and 73, why did Gretel put on a silly voice, laugh loudly and twirl her hair around her fingers into ringlets?

    • A.

      Lieutenant Kotler was terribly funny.

    • B.

      She hadn't a thought in her head.

    • C.

      She had a crush on Lieutenant Kotler.

    • D.

      She was a Hopeless Case.

    Correct Answer
    C. She had a crush on Lieutenant Kotler.
    Explanation
    Although it might seem as though Lieutenant Kotler was terribly funny and Gretel was not thinking in Bruno's perspective, Gretel was exhibiting signs of a teenager having a crush on someone.

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  • 5. 

    What German word does "Fury" refer to?

    Correct Answer
    Fuhrer
    Fuehrer
    Explanation
    "Fury" is actually Bruno's mispronunciation of the German word "Fuhrer" or "Fuehrer".

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  • 6. 

    Why is "Fury" an apt pun for Fuhrer? 

    • A.

      It plays on how similar they sound to each other.

    • B.

      It plays on the sense of anger that is unleashed when the prisoners were exterminated.

    • C.

      It plays on how the Fuhrer is always sounding furious, which is similar to the meaning of fury.

    • D.

      It plays on how furry the Fuhrer actually is.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. It plays on how similar they sound to each other.
    B. It plays on the sense of anger that is unleashed when the prisoners were exterminated.
    C. It plays on how the Fuhrer is always sounding furious, which is similar to the meaning of fury.
    Explanation
    The Fuhrer, ie Adolf Hitler, was not furry. A pun is a play on words, sometimes on different senses of the same word and sometimes on the similar sense or sound of different words. "Fury" plays on how similar it sounds to Fuhrer, It also emphasizes how the Fuhrer is always furious, which emphasizes the meaning of fury. Lastly, the extermination of the prisoners was as though anger, or fury, is unleashed upon them. Therefore, because "fury" played upon all these similar meanings, it was an apt pun.

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  • 7. 

    Why is it ironic when Bruno said that his trip to Shmuel's place would be their "final adventure"?

    • A.

      His mother will never allow him to do it again.

    • B.

      He was going to go away and this was his last chance to do some real exploring.

    • C.

      Bruno and Shmuel will both die in this adventure. Since they cannot do anymore exploring after their death, this is therefore their "final adventure".

    • D.

      There will not be a need for any more adventures after Shmuel's father is found.

    Correct Answer
    C. Bruno and Shmuel will both die in this adventure. Since they cannot do anymore exploring after their death, this is therefore their "final adventure".
    Explanation
    Bruno never had permission from his mother to explore the other side of the fence. It was true that in Bruno's mind, he was going to go away, and this was his last chance to do some real exploring and that there will probably not be any need for any more adventures after Shmuel's father is found. However, it does not answer the question of why it is "ironic". Dramatic irony is when the implications of a situation, speech, etc, are understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play or book. In this case, Bruno and Shmuel did not understand that this is really their final adventure because they did not think that they will die in this adventure.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Grandmother liken Father to a "puppet on a string" on page 90? 

    • A.

      Like a puppet, he was controlled by someone else.

    • B.

      He was performing, just like a puppet.

    • C.

      He was dressed up handsomely in his new uniform just like the wonderful costumes on a puppet.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Like a puppet, he was controlled by someone else.
    C. He was dressed up handsomely in his new uniform just like the wonderful costumes on a puppet.
    Explanation
    Father was not putting on a performance. However, just like how a puppet is controlled by a puppeteer, Father was controlled by the Fuhrer. He is also dressed handsomely in his new uniform just like how puppets are dressed handsomely for their performances.

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  • 9. 

    What was Father's new title?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Commandant
    Explanation
    Father's new title is Commandant.

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  • 10. 

    Why was Grandmother disappointed and ashamed of Father? (Page 90-93)

    • A.

      Because Father did not care about what his uniform meant or stood for.

    • B.

      Because Father looked handsome in his fine uniform.

    • C.

      Because of the terrible things Father was doing.

    • D.

      Because Father was like a puppet.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Because Father did not care about what his uniform meant or stood for.
    C. Because of the terrible things Father was doing.
    D. Because Father was like a puppet.
    Explanation
    Grandmother was not disappointed that Father looked handsome in his uniform, but more so that looking handsome in their uniform is all he cared about.

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