Number the Stars: Summary, Characters & Setting


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Number the Stars is set during which time period?

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1. In which country is Number the Stars set?

2. In Number the Stars, why does Ellen Rosen come to stay with the Yohansens?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your comprehension of Number the Stars, Lois Lowry's famous children's book about the Nazi occupation of a European nation, and how it affects the friendship between two childhood friends. You will be tested on the book's plot, setting, and historical accuracies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following concerning Number the Stars:

  • The decade and country in which the novel takes place
  • A broad outline of the novel's plot
  • Historically accurate details about the story
  • The relationship between the Yohansens and the Rosens

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the plot of Number the Stars and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the treatment of Jews during the Nazi occupation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the setting in which the book takes place

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson called Number the Stars: Summary, Characters & Setting will prepare you to:

  • List the main characters in the novel's two families and describe their personalities
  • Describe the setting and main plot
  • Discuss the depiction of the Nazi occupation of the country in which the novel is set