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Number the Stars Test

by sostrowski

  • Release Date: February 12, 2019
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Directions: Match the vocabulary word with its definition.

Relocate, swastika, Godspeed, disdainfully, Tantalize, sprawling, tentatively, Mourning, rationed, specter, urgency

  • to have good luck/good fortune
  • to move to a different place
  • something needs to be done right away
  • something is taken away or limited
  • Jewish place of worship
  • something that causes terror or dread
  • disappointedly
  • something may or may not happen
  • to cover or be all over something
  • to show sadness over something/someone
  • an anti-Jewish symbol
  • to tease

Directions: Put the events in the order in which they occurred.

  • Annemarie and Ellen get stopped by Nazis while walking home from school.
  • Annemarie’s mom calls Henrik and says they are coming to visit.
  • The girls find out that “Aunt Birte” died.
  • Mrs. Johansen and the girls get stopped by a soldier that keeps asking them questions.
  • The casket really has survival supplies for an escape inside.
  • Everyone waits for the Jews to return once the war is over.
  • Ellen’s family comes back to get her and Peter helps them escape to Sweden.
  • Annemarie asks Uncle Henrik why they are lying about Aunt Birte.
  • Nazi soldiers come to Annemarie’s house looking for the Rosens.
  • Ellen’s parents make her stay with Annemarie’s family.
  • King Christian X. passes by Annemarie and Ellen.
  • Choose one of the above events and explain how it is or isn’thistorically accurate and what the significance of it is to thestory.

Directions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences.

  • Tell 3 differences between your childhood and the lives of Annemarie, Ellen and Kirsti.
  • How did Kirsti pose a threat to the girls several times in the book?
  • What is the Resistance? Who was a part of it in the story and what did it lead to?


Created to go with the reading guide, this is a comprehensive assessment for upper elementary students to show understanding of the novel Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.