The Book Thief Vocabulary


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Which word is the synonym for 'genial?'

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1. What word means feeling a strong sense of happiness?

2. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, who is the 'I' in the statement: 'I am not malicious.?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will test your understanding of the vocabulary that is found in The Book Thief. Specifically, you will need to recall a word for strong happiness and a synonym for genial.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments ask you questions on the following:

  • Strong sense of happiness
  • Antonym for harmful
  • Synonym for genial
  • Meaning of hiatus
  • The 'I' in 'I am not malicious'

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an antonym for harmful
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on vocabulary in The Book Thief
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the meaning of hiatus

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about this novel, you will need to review the accompanying lesson titled The Book Thief Vocabulary. The lesson was built to cover these objectives:

  • Review who wrote The Book Thief and the setting of the book
  • Identify many of the vocabulary words that are found in the story
  • Explore what words like microcosm, tepid and morose mean