The Devil's Arithmetic The Devil's Arithmetic Overview Quiz
by Jane Yolen

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The Devil's Arithmetic Overview Quiz

Twelve-year-old Hannah is not thrilled about having to participate in her family's annual Passover celebration. When she begrudgingly opens the door to symbolically allow the prophet Elijah in for supper, Hannah is mysteriously whisked back to the terrifying days of the Holocaust. Be sure you recall what happens to Hannah, literally and figuratively, by taking the quiz from eNotes about The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen.

  • Question 1

    Who lights the Passover candles?

  • Question 2

    What does Hannah do that enrages Grandpa Will?

  • Question 3

    What is Hannah's Hebrew name?

  • Question 4

    Who says God is alive, even in the camps?

  • Question 5

    What year does the badchan tell Hannah it is?

  • Question 6

    What does Hannah shout out when it is time to eat the bitter herbs?

  • Question 7

    Where does Hannah sit when she “returns”?

  • Question 8

    How old is Hannah?

  • Question 9

    Why doesn’t Hannah want to go to her grandparents’ for Seder?

  • Question 10

    What is Aaron nervous about?

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