Number the Stars Questions and Answers
In Number the Stars, what are some code phrases the characters use? What does Papa mean when he says, "Is the weather good for fishing?"
Why is it unusual for Uncle Henrik to say “Tomorrow will be a good day for fishing” in Lois Lowry's Number the Stars?
In Number the Stars, what was so puzzling about Papa and uncle Henrick's conversation? What did papa actually mean when he talked about "cigarettes"?
There are several differences between life in Copenhagen and Henrik's farm in Number the Stars. Compare and contrast life, as Ellen and Annemarie experience it, in the two places.
In Number the Stars, why does Uncle Henrik say it is easier to be brave if you don’t know everything in Chapter 9?
Why is the handkerchief in the packet so important, and what would have happened if Annemarie had not gotten the handkerchief to Uncle Henrik in Number the Stars?
What are three adjectives I would use to describe the main character from the book Number the Stars?
Why do you think there was no laughing between Mrs. Johansen and her brother as they sat down to talk?
What are some of the everyday hardships that the Johansens and the Rosens have to face because of the war in Number the Stars?
Why, when his sister and his nieces were visiting, would Uncle Henrik spend the whole night on his boat?
In what ways do the Johansens and Rosens demonstrate their strong bond of friendship during the war in Number the Stars?
What does Lowry mean when she writes, “It was an odd word: pride” in chapter 11 of Number the Stars?
What code words did Mr. Johanson use to refer to the danish jews and how they were to be smuggled? What code words did Mr. Johanson use to refer to the Danish Jews, and how were they to be smuggled?
At the end of chapter 8 of Number the Stars, the girls were told that they would be having a funeral for Great Aunt Birte. Based on evidence from the text, why was this most likely happening and why did it surprise Annemarie?
Why is it so important that the Star of David was imprinted on AnneMarie's hand in Chapter 5 of Number the Stars?
Annemarie said that she was glad to be an ordinary person who will never be called upon to act courageously. Why did she say that?
In the book Number the Stars, why does mama tell the soldiers that they need to keep casket closed because an aunt died of infectious disease?
In Number the Stars why does uncle Henrik state it is easier to be brave if you don’t know everything in chapter 9?
What secret code is spoken in Number the Stars? Name all of the secret code statements, questions, or exclamations.
Why did Mama send Annemarie with the packet for Uncle Henrik instead of taking it herself in Number the Stars by Lois Lowry?
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