The Book Thief Study Guide

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  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    The Book Thief by Zusak: Summary & Analysis

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Course Summary

Learn more about the main events and characters from the novel ''The Book Thief'' using the lessons in this study guide. Watch engaging video lessons and answer interactive quiz questions to prepare yourself to discuss this novel during classroom activities or to succeed on upcoming tests that cover this book.
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6 chapters in The Book Thief Study Guide

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Ch 1. Literary Context for The Book Thief {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[170045].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - The Book Thief by Zusak: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52392].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52392].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Is the Book Thief a True Story? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170047].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170047].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Book Thief Genre Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170049].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170049].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Book Thief Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170051].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170051].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The Book Thief Setting Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170053].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170053].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The Word Shaker in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170055].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170055].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - The Standover Man in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170057].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170057].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Book Thief Vocabulary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170059].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170059].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Book Awards for The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170061].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170061].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Book Thief: Writing Style & Tone Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170065].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170065].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Book Thief Themes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170067].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170067].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Power of Words in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170069].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170069].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Conflict in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170071].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170071].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Colors in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170073].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170073].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Climax of The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170075].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170075].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Literary Criticism for The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170077].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170077].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Flashcards - The Book Thief Vocabulary Words Flashcards
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Lesson 1 - Foreshadowing in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170081].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170081].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Personification in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[167047].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[167047].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Symbols in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170083].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170083].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Figurative Language in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[162919].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[162919].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Hyperbole in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140310].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[140310].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Metaphors in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170085].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170085].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Similes in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170087].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170087].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Irony in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170089].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170089].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Imagery in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170091].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170091].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. The Book Thief Characters {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[170093].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Who is the Narrator in The Book Thief? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170095].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170095].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170097].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170097].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Rudy Steiner in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170099].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170099].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Max Vandenburg in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170101].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170101].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Hans Hubermann in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170103].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170103].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Quotes from Death in The Book Thief Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170105].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170105].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - The Book Thief Quotes & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Flashcards - The Book Thief Character List & Flashcards
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Lesson 1 - The Book Thief Prologue Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170111].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170111].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Book Thief Part 1 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170113].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170113].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Book Thief Part 3 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170117].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170117].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - The Book Thief Part 4 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170119].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170119].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - The Book Thief Part 9 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170129].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170129].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - The Book Thief Part 10 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170131].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170131].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - The Book Thief Ending Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170133].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[170133].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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