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Summer of my German Soldier; questions and answers
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Why did Patty and her family go to Memphis?
To visit her grandparents, to visit the synagogue.
How did Patty meet Anton Reiker?
she was helping out in the store and he came to buy things with the other POW's
Why did the POW's come into Mr. Bergen's store?
to buy field hats
What is special about Anton Reiker?
he speaks perfect english
What does Anton buy at the store? (list all items). Which of these terms was the most unusual?
a pin with fake diamonds, pencils, notepads, pencil sharpener
Where are all of Patty's classmates, and why is she so bored even though it's summer?
they are all at baptist camp, she has no books to read because the school library is closed
Who is Freddy Dowd? How does Mr. Bergen feel about him and why?
a poor boy who lives on the other side of the train tracks, Patty's friend and neighbor; he doesn't like him because he is poor
Explain the scene when Patty plays 'hit the hubcap' with Freddy.
They try to throw rocks at the tire's hubcaps and it gets stuck and cracks a window; she runs away and hides behind her house
In ch. 6 Mrs. Bergen sends Patty to see Miz Reeves. What does Mrs. Bergen insist Patty do? What is Patty's reaction?
she wants her to get a permanent wave; patty tells her no; her mom says her dad will hurt her if she doesn't go
In ch. 7, Patty has fixed up her hideout. While up there one afternoon, whom does Patty see running below the railroad embankment? What does Patty do?
Anton; she yells at him and goes get him and brings him to her hideout
Does Patty consider the consequences of helping Anton?
What happened when she sneaked food?
SHe almost got caught
In ch. 8, what statement in the newspaper did Patty read that frightened her to death?
anyone who helps a german will be put to death
On page 76... Patty says "I prayed to God that the hideout would be empty too like always." Then on page 77, as Patty climbs up to the hideout, she says"He has to be there. He wouldn't have without so much as a good-bye."
THese two statements see to contradict each other, Why do you think that Patty was making contradicting statements about Anton
She doesn't want to get caught, she wants him to be there to give her attention
How does Anton escape from the POW camp?
He starts having conversations with guards to find one who has financial troubles, is not very smart, and who will have conversations with him. He implies that his father is rich and that Anton is very educated and was taught by governesses. He says that his father will pay whoever helps him escape $5,000. He uses the five fake diamonds off of his pin that he bought at the Bergen's store and hands them to the guard loose and says the are each worth $1,000 and his father will pay an additional $5,000. The guard helps him escape successfully,
In ch. 9 what group of government officials come to town and why?
The FBI, there is a missing POW from the nearby camp and they want to find out how it happened.
Why does the FBI question Patty?
Sister Parker says she saw Patty and Anton talking and laughing; Patty admits she waited on him in the store ,and this makes Sister Parker suspicious.
Who is Charlene Madlee and why does she come to Jenkinsville?
She is a news reporter from Memphis that has come to investigate the missing POW so she can please her boss.
Who takes Charlene to the POW camp?
Patty. Charlene also said that Patty had the aptitude to become a reporter.
What special piece of clothing does Patty take Anton and what is special about it?
It is a very expensive shirt that Patty bought for her father on Father's day that he never wore. It was blue, made of fine Egyptian cotton, had pearl buttons, and his initials on the pocket.
In ch. 10 why does Mr. Bergen beat Patty again?
He sees her sitting with Freddy Dowd. Freddy sat by her to just casually talk ,but her father sees it happen and thinks she did disobeyed him on purpose.
What is Anton's reaction when he sees Mr. Bergen beat Patty?
He runs out of his hiding spot and is about to protect Patty, but Patty shoos him away.
Whom does Mrs. Bergen blame when she realizes that food is missing? What does she want Mr. Bergen to do about it?
She thinks Ruth is taking food home for herself; she suggests he fire her.
How does Ruth find out about Anton and what is Ruth's reaction?
Ruth saw Anton run out from the garage to protect Patty; she questions Patty about it and she admits who he is. She says that is a true man and friend if he risked his own safety for hers so Ruth then feeds him , Ruth also gives him money.
What does Ruth want Anton to do?
As Anton is preparing to leave, Patty struggles with whether to stya with her father who has fed and sheltered her or leave with Anton, who she has fed and sheltered. Whom does she choose and why?
She chooses Anton, because she feels he is more loving towards her than her father is. He appreciates and respects her more than her father. He understands her more than her father and he shows more attention.
When Anton leaves, what does he give Patty, and what does he tell her when he gives her this item?
His ring it is his most prized possession; his grandfather's, has a special crest, 24 kt gold; "Remember that you have a friend that cares enough about you to give you his prized possession. You are a person of value."
In her excitement about the ring, whom does Patty tell? Briefly explain the story that Patty weaves to avoid the truth. How did you feel when Patty revealed this information to this person?
She tells Sister Parker; the story she makes up is an old man, who was actually rich but looked poor, that he was going around the world to find good people, and he had finally found her. And she said the old man said that she was the perfect daughter. He asked for food, and she fed him. He gave her the ring in thanks. Patty never should have made up a story and gotten herself into a big mess.
Explain in detail what happens when Mr. Bergen discovers the item, including how he reacts and whom he calls.
Mr. Bergen finds out Patty has the ring so he beats her and accuses her of letting the man touch her. He is furious so he calls the sheriff to come and interrogate here also takes the ring.
Who returns to town to investigate this incredible lie that Patty has woven in an attempt to hide the truth about the item Anton gave to her?
After Anton escapes from Patty's hideout, what eventually happens to him?
He is found and shot in New York City; he dies.
How does Patty find out about what happened to Anton and what proof do they have?
They show her Anton's shirt (her father's shirt) with a bullet hole and blood on it. They also have an article with the details.
What is Patty's reaction when the FBI says Anton is dead? Explain in detail.
She screams and cries saying that they are lying. This reaction leads her to say that she loved him which becomes her confession. She also scratches the FBI agent's face.
In the FBI's final investigation into Anton's escape from the POW camp, the two FBI agents go straight to Patty's house to question her. How did they know to go to Patty?
The shirt Anton was wearing had her father's initials on it.
What is the reaction of the townspeople once they find out that Patty has helped a Nazi.
They avoid her, spit at her, yell and curse at her, they call her names like Jew-Nazi. They turn their backs on her., they don't go to the Bergen's store.
Where is Patty sent for her involvement with Anton and how long must she stay?
She is sent to is reformatory for girls in Bolton, Arkansas, an FBI agent is her escort.; No less than 4 months but no more than 6 months.
Who goes to visit Patty at her new place of residence and what special item does she bring Patty.
Ruth; she brings Patty Anton's ring.
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