Quiz #1: Boy In Striped Pajamas

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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz tests you on how well you know your book, The Boy in Striped Pajamas.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What word does "Out-With" refer to?
  • 2. 
    Why is "Out-With" a good pun of Auschwitz? Check all options that apply.
    • 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.

  • 3. 
    On page 73, Lieutenant Kotler tells Bruno about a spare tyre that belongs to Sergeant Hoffschneider. What does the spare tyre refer to?
    • A. 

      It refers to an actual car tyre 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 tyre as well as the extra belly fat that Sergeant Hoffsneider has.

    • D. 

      It refers to neither.

  • 4. 
    On page 72 and 73, why did Gretel put on a silly voice, laugh loudly and twirl her hair round 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.

  • 5. 
    What German word does "Fury" refer to?
  • 6. 
    Why is "Fury" an apt pun for Fuhrer? Check the boxes that apply.
    • 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.

  • 7. 
    Why is it ironic when Bruno said that his trip to Shmuel's place is going to 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.

  • 8. 
    Why did Grandmother likened Father to a "puppet on a string" on page 90? Check the boxes that apply.
    • 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.

  • 9. 
    What was Father's new title?
  • 10. 
    Why was Grandmother disappointed and ashamed of Father? (Page 90-93) Check the boxes that apply.
    • 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.