what is the secret desire of a young boy's heart?
the secret desire of a young boy's heart is to be a hero
how does the author describe adversity and sorrow?
it is often a hard road-a road hedged in with the thorns of adversity and strewn with the blood-red flowers of sorrow
describe Rudi's mother and father
Rudi's mother was Swedish. She died of a disease when Rudi was very young. Rudi's father was a strong figure and a good dad. He was a doctor and a Jew
what did Rudi inherit from each parent?
Rudi inherited Swedish looks from the mom and he father's stature
why are those characteristics?
Rudi wasn't in as much danger because he looked Swedish because Swedish don't look like Jews
according to his friend, what was happening to the German Jews?
the German Jews were being persecuted
why would Rudi and his dad stand a better chance than others if the Nazi's invaded Poland?
Rudi and his dad would stand a better chance than others because they believe in the same God as Hitler
why is it so ironic that Salek's father chose that particular school for his son?
Salek's father chose Salek that school because he didn't like Christian-Jews
why was school being dismissed indefinitely?
school was being dismissed because the Nazis were going to attack Warsaw
why did the trumpeter stay in the tower?
the trumpeter stayed in the tower because he made an oath to watch over the city
why did the teacher read the story to the students?
the teacher read the story so the students will be more loyal to their country
"for the song still lives in the heart of every noble Polish patriot." what does this quote mean?
this quote means that the Polish are loyal to their country
why did Rudi feel like a coward?
Rudi felt like a coward because he thought that he was the only one afraid
how did Rudi's mom insure that he would"know" her, even though she was dying when he was very young?
Rudi's mom wrote letters to him that he is supposed to receive on every birthday
why were the boys helping dig trenches at the edge of town?
the boys were helping because so they can slow down the troops that were going to attack
what were Jacob Kaplan's and Eyrk Serdusek's professions?
Jacob Kaplan was a doctor and Eyrk was a lawyer
why did Salek ask Rudi not to tell his father that he was afraid?
Salek did not want Rudi to tell his father because he didn't want his father to know that he was afraid
what did the Germans ask for from the Jewish Council?
they ask for a list that contained all of the Jewish people
what must everyone turn in to he Germans? why?
they must turn in their radios so they won't have get information from anyone else
how did Rudi describe some of the German soldiers?
unfeeling people, so white they looked like stone
what mistake in Rudi's thinking does dr. kaplan correct?
Rudi thinks that Hitler evil but dr. kaplan corrected him saying that anyone could end up like him
what does the Bible say will happen to those that are prideful?
they're gonna fall and realize that they have nothing