The Power of Words in The Book Thief

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Under Hitler's rule, the German citizens were told what they could and could not read. What is that called?

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1. In Nazi Germany, what book was Hitler-approved?

2. In The Book Thief, what is the ceremonial practice - occurring on Hitler's birthday - that helped censor reading materials?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this worksheet and interactive quiz to test your comprehension of The Book Thief and its emphasis on words. Quiz questions will focus on books and reading under Hitler's rule, ceremonies in The Book Thief, and the actions of Hans and Liesel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will test you on:

  • Limitations on reading under Hitler's rule
  • Ceremonial practice in The Book Thief
  • Hitler-approved books in Nazi Germany
  • Liesel's act of rebellion
  • Hans's reaction to Liesel's actions

Skills Practiced

You will have a chance to showcase your skill in:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding books approved by Nazi Germany and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about mandates regarding reading under the rule of Hitler
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Book Thief and its historical context
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the actions of main characters like Liesel and Hans to answer questions

Additional Learning

Make sure to take a look at the related lesson, named The Power of Words in The Book Thief, for further learning about this literature topic. Various goals will be covered, such as:

  • Define propaganda and explain its role in society, especially in Nazi Germany
  • Apply what you learn to real-life scenarios and freedoms
  • Know important plot points in The Book Thief
  • Understand the parallels between The Book Thief and the reality of Hitler's rule
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