The Book Thief Themes


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What are the underlying messages of a story's plot?

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1. In The Book Thief, which is an example of the theme Love and Hate in Human Nature?

2. In The Book Thief, which is an example of the theme of Literacy and Power?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet takes a look at the themes found within The Book Thief. You'll be tested on how these themes are exemplified in the novel as well as related plot details. Liesel's private lessons will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet consists of questions involving the following literary elements and facets of The Book Thief:

  • What the underlying idea of a story is called
  • How the theme of love and hate in human nature is shown in the novel
  • Literacy and power in the book
  • Examples of death, dying and grief
  • Who taught Liesel in reading and writing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on the thematics and plot of The Book Thief
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between what does and doesn't contribute to the theme of death, dying, and grief in the novel
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately match a description of a literary term to the appropriate word

Additional Learning

To further study the thematics of the novel, you can check out the accompanying lesson titled The Book Thief Themes. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Understand the nature of a story's theme
  • Familiarize yourself with the characters of The Book Thief
  • Explore the impact of the novel's narration