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Practice questions for Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
In Ashes, what is time period of the story
1932-1933 (p.1)
In Ashes, where does the story take place
Germany (p. 1)
In Ashes, what does NAZI stand for
National Socialist German Workers' Party (p.4)
In Ashes, at the beginning of the story, who is the president of Germany
Paul von Hindenburg (p.4)
In Ashes, Hitler's private army is known as the _________.
Brown shirts (p. 5)
In Ashes, which groups of people were typically targeted by the SS/SA/Brown shirts
Communists and Jews (p.5)
In Ashes, which group off people did Hitler blame for Germany's loss of World War I
the Jews (p. 5)
The book, Ashes, is what genre
historical fiction (p. 7)
In Ashes, who is telling the story
Gabriella Schramm or Gaby
In Ashes, what theory does Gaby's father try to prove
light has weight (p. 10)
In Ashes, what happened to Gaby's father the night of the eclipse
he was captured by the Russians (p. 10)
In Ashes, what book was Gaby able to read first
Winter Mouse (p. 10)
In Ashes, who is Gaby's best friend
Rosa Ebers (p.10)
In Ashes, what is Gaby's father's job
He's chairman of the Department of Photography at the University of Berlin (p. 11)
In Ashes, how old is Gaby
13 (p. 11)
In Ashes, what is Gaby's middle name and what does it mean
Lucia - "light"
In Ashes, how did Gaby's father choose her name
she is named for the starlight he captured on film on her birthday (p. 11)
In Ashes, Papa says, "Ninety-two elements and I'll bake you a _______."
universe (p. 12)
In Ashes, what does Gaby do to get in trouble in class
she is reading during math (p. 13)
In Ashes, Doktor Berg says that quadratic equations are odd and elegant because.... they have to completely different answers that are both correct (p. 15)
they have to completely different answers that are both correct (p. 15)
In Ashes, what book does Doktor Berg take from Gaby
The Call of the Wild
In Ashes, Gaby says that she and Rosa are just mad for what
movies (p. 19)
In Ashes, which American actress was Gaby's favorite
Joan Crawford (p. 19)
In Ashes, how does Gaby get into watch movies that are not for children
Rosa's cousin is an usher at the move theater and sneaks them in (p. 19)
In Ashes, what instrument does Ulla play
the violin (p. 20)
In Ashes, what disease caused father to stop playing the violin
polio (p.20)
In Ashes, why did Ulla stop studying
she has a boyfriend (p.21)
In Ashes, what does Rosa help Gaby with in school
In Ashes, what does Gaby help Rosa with
In Ashes, what does Gaby's dad call her hair
the Milky Way (p. 24)
In Ashes, describe the tradition Gabby and Rosa invented at the zoo
the touch the elephants' trunks (p. 25)
In Ashes, name the famous person who lives in Gaby's neighborhood.
Albert Einstein (p. 30)
In Ashes, why does Gaby try walking through her neighborhood without looking
she is thinking about Helen Keller being both blind and deaf
In Ashes, who does Gaby call Mr. Hell
the building superintendent, Mr. Himmel
In Ashes, why doesn't Gaby like Mr. Mr. Himmel
he is nosy and watches everyone (p. 35)
In Ashes, who is Momma's best friend
Baba (p. 36)
In Ashes, what is Baba's job
she is a social columnist for a newspaper (p. 37)
In Ashes, Gaby's father calls her what
little magic mouse (p. 37)
In Ashes, what did the Brown Shirts do in the movie theater showing All Quiet on the Western Front
threw tomatoes and released rats (41)
In Ashes, what kind of film is All Quiet on the Western Front
It's an antiwar movie . (22)
In Ashes, why does Papa think think the Brown Shirts were protesting the movie, All Quiet on the Western Front
They considered it un-German and unpatriotic. (41)
In Ashes, what does Baba call Herr Goebbel
The dwarf (41)
In Ashes, what is Herr Goebbel's job
He is the leader of the Nazi party's propaganda unit (41)
In Ashes, why does Ulla want to stay in Berlin for the summer
She says for a job, but Mom thinks its to be with Karl. (p. 45)
In Ashes, what does Ulla say her job will be at the Chameleon
A bookkeeper (47)
In Ashes, who is Uncle Hessie
Papa's best friend, as well as a rich diplomat (47)
In Ashes, what does Gaby mean when she says, "Papa has had two lives"
Before infantile paralysis, he played the violin. Now, he studies the stars. (45)
In Ashes, where did Papa learn to love the stars
In Tyrol, on "star hikes" (47)
In Ashes, describe Gaby's birthday photo.
It's the solar eclipse. (54)
In Ashes, what does Gaby's birthday picture validate
Einstein's theory of relativity (54)
In Ashes, what does Hertha say that troubles Gaby
She thinks Germany will be better with Hitler in charge. (55)
In Ashes, what does Gaby's mom do for the tenants in their building for free
She plants the garden and tends it. (64)
In Ashes, how does Ulla make sure she gets to stay in Berlin for the summer
She fails her literature exam (65)
In Ashes, how does Gaby's family get to Caputh
They take Uncle Hessie's Mercedes (69)
In Ashes, how does Uncle Hessie get through the SA's parade on the way to Caputh
He gives two soldiers a ride on the fender of his car and tells them he is the presdent of the Prussian Auto Works (73)
In Ashes, whose scarf does Gaby wear on the way to Caputh
Josephine Baker's, a singer's. (70)
In Ashes, why does Gaby name her sailboat, Ratty
She named it after a character in The Wind in the Willows. (78)
In Ashes, why does Hessie think Hertha agrees with Hitler
He says she's proud and tired of being poor. (81)
In Ashes, what is Gaby's job at the lake house
She is the mouse-hunter. (82)
In Ashes, what does it mean to read 'naked'
to read anyplace, anytime, anwhere (83)
In Ashes, why does Gaby clean her own fish
She doesn't want to go into the kitchen while Hertha listens to the radio. (86)
In Ashes, Gaby asks Uncle Hessie a question and he doesn't answer. The question troubles her throughout the story. What is the question
"How many Herthas?" (86)
In Ashes, what does Gaby do after the baker asks her to be a sunflower princess at the parade
She chops off her braids. (97)
In Ashes, why does Ulla's night swim upset Gaby
She went skinny-dipping with Karl. (110)
In Ashes, what upsets Gaby in the Beer Garden
Karl and Ulla singing Nazi songs (115)
In Ashes, why are soldiers guarding the door to the dress store
They are telling people that the business is owned by Jewish people (122)
In Ashes, how does Baba get into the dress store
She speaks with authority and the soldiers are used to obeying orders (122)
In Ashes, how does Gaby help Baba at the countess's party
She helps record who is there and what they are wearing. (126)
In Ashes, what do painting squads do to Jewish businesses
Paint swastikas on them. (135)
In Ashes, what does Gaby discover when she visits her apartment with Rosa
Karl has been staying over. (135)
In Ashes, what does Gaby see Ulla doing at the Chameleon
Ulla passing out cigarettes in a scanty outfit. (141)
In Ashes, why does Gaby forgive Ulla's outfit
She likes it that her sister is working in a "subversive" place. (142)
In Ashes, why do Gaby and Rosa salute Hitler on the way home from the Chameleon
They are afraid of being hurt by the paint squad. (146)
In Ashes, where does Gaby record the events that make her feel like she's seeing things she shouldn't
The Diary of Shame (146)
In Ashes, why does Hitler say the Germans need more living space
He doesn't think their country is big enough. (152)
In Ashes, when does Rosa comment about the incident in the alley in Berlin with the painting squad
When the boy surfaces beside their sailboat (159)
In Ashes, why is Gaby excited to go to school
She will be in Fraulen Hofstadt's class
In Ashes, what is so special about Gaby's teacher
She is the best literature teacher and she is beautiful.
In Ashes, what play does Ulla think Gaby will be performing
Hamlet (169)
In Ashes, what phrase did Professor Lenard invent
"Jewish Physics" (175)
In Ashes, Gaby sees many important people at what play
Gabriel Schilling's Flight (182)
In Ashes, with whom does Fraulein Hofstadt go to the play
Her uncle (189)
In Ashes, what does Fraulein Hofstadt do in the alley that seems strange to Rosa and Gaby
She gets into a limosine. (193)
In Ashes, to what restaurant do Gaby, Hessie, and Otto go to celebrate the new chancellor of Germany
Drachenhaus (196)
In Ashes, why do Hessie and Otto want to celebrate the new chancellor's appointment
Hitler was not appointed (197)
In Ashes, why does Gaby say that she and Rosa are "slimy and disgusting girls"
they accepted an invitation from Fraulein Hofstadt after spying on her (198)
In Ashes, Fraulein Hofstadt invited how many girls for tea
Four (200)
In Ashes, what present does Fraulein Hofstadt give to the girls at tea
A wildflower pressed into a glass pendant (201)
In Ashes, from where is Fraulein Hofstadt
Tyrol (201)
In Ashes, in what movie was Fraulein Hofstadt
The Holy Mountain (201)
In Ashes, what was Fraulein Hofstadt's role in The Holy Mountain
She played an extra (201)
In Ashes, what is Fraulein Hofstadt's nickname
Trinka (203)
In Ashes, what is Baba's religion
She's Jewish. (205)
In Ashes, how do Mom, Baba, and Hertha surprise the children on Christmas Eve each year
With the decorated Christmas tree (205)
In Ashes, where do Ulla and Gaby record their Christmas wishes each year
In a letter to Father Christmas called a Briefe ans Christkindl (207)
In Ashes, what does Gaby write to Father Christmas
Goodbye (209)
In Ashes, what gifts do Gaby and Ulla give to Momma, Baba, and Papa
Momma - a blue scarf, Baba - a handkerchief set, and Papa - a photo album (209)
In Ashes, what is Ulla's present from her parents
A violin (211)
In Ashes, what news does Papa give Ulla on Christmas
She got into the academy. (210)
In Ashes, how does Ulla react when she sees the violin and finds out she got into the academy
She cries and runs from the room. (211)
In Ashes, what does Gaby find stuck to her window about three weeks after Christmas
Ulla's windowsill letter (218)
In Ashes, what does Gaby do with Ulla's windowsill letter
She tears it into tiny pieces. (218)
In Ashes, at dinner, Gaby's family says that Hitler comes to power how
Coroporations are paying people off so Hitler can become chancellor. (220)
In Ashes, what does Fraulein Hofstadt do in class that makes Gaby feel ashamed
She salutes Hitler.
In Ashes, what does Fraulein Hofstadt call her tea party group
"my girls" (224)
In Ashes, what does Fraulein Hofstadt receive permission to do at Gaby's school
Start a girls' version of the Hitler Youth (BDM/Bund Deutscher Madel) (225)
In Ashes, what is on the cover of the BDM pamplet
A picture of a girl who looks like Gaby before she cut her hair (226)
In Ashes, why isn't Ellie Schuman invited to Fraulein Hofstadt's meetings
She is Jewish (227)
In Ashes, what does Fraulein Hofstadt tell Gaby and her friends about having babies
It's their duty to provide children for the government. (227)
In Ashes, how does Fraulein Hofstadt react to the letters from Rosa's and Gaby's parents
She writes something in a notebook and tells the girls they will regret their decision. (231)
In Ashes, how does school change when Hitler comes to power
Pictures of the Nazi flag and Hitler are hung up around the school and everyone salutes the flag and says Heil Hitler (231)
In Ashes, what does Gaby notice about Fraulein Hofstadt's behavior towards the Jewish students
She is cold towards them, does not make copies for them, ignores them in class, and gives them grades they do not deserve (233)
In Ashes, Fraulein Hofstadt demands what of the librarian
A list of patrons who have checked out certain books (234)
In Ashes, how does the librarian, Frau Grumback, react to Fraulein Hofstadt's list of books
She says it is not official and she will not help her.
In Ashes, how does the schoolyard change after the BMD is established
Students practice marching instead of playing (240)
In Ashes, who is not in the BMD
A few Jewish students, Rosa, and Gaby (240)
In Ashes, what does Doktor Berg give to Gaby in the schoolyard
Her books that he confiscated (242)
In Ashes, what does Doktor Berg tell Gaby about the books
He loved Buck. "What a dog!" (242)
In Ashes, how does Fraulein Hofstadt react to Doktor Berg giving Gaby a package
She tries to ake it from Gaby (243)
In Ashes, what does Gaby do when Fraulein Hofstadt tries to take her books
She tells Fraulein Hofstadt that she is a very ordinary person and she reeks of perfume. (2430
In Ashes, why does Fraulein Hofstadt have so much power at Gaby's school
Her boyfriend is Goebbel's, Hitler's propaganda advisor (246)
In Ashes, where does Gaby go after running home from school
To Baba's house (246)
In Ashes, which playwright do the Nazi's "Aryanize"
Shakespeare (247)
In Ashes, what does Gaby find when she opens Doktor Berg's package
A letter and the book (249)
In Ashes, how does Gaby finish her year of school
Papa teaches her (250)
In Ashes, what list is Papa keeping
A list of people who have disappeared (250)
In Ashes, in Gaby's dream, what does Fraulein Hofstadt turn into
A she-wolf (252)
In Ashes, when Gaby wakes up from her bad dream, what does Ulla tell her
Ulla is pregnant (252)
In Ashes, why is Karl happy that Ulla is pregnant
He doesn't want her to go to Vienna. (254)
In Ashes, Baba calls in the middle of the night and tells Gaby what
The Reichstag is on fire (255)
In Ashes, who is blamed for the Reichstag fire
A Communist (257)
In Ashes, how does Hertha describe Hitler
Wise and smart (258)
In Ashes, who gets branded as "Communists" by the Nazis
Anyone who disagrees publicly with them (264)
In Ashes, why does Hertha leave
Gaby confronts her with a picture of an old Jewish man, beaten in the streets. Hertha considers Gaby's family "white Jews". (265)
In Ashes, why are Momma and Papa burying things in the rain
They are burying "un-German books" and Einstein's papers (275)
In Ashes,what does Gaby notice about Karl's smell
He smells smoky. (278)
In Ashes, what gift does Karl's mother give to Elske and Otto
An autographed picture of Hitler (283)
In Ashes, what happened to the autographed picture of Hitler
Papa burned it. (284)
In Ashes, which authors are on the banned book list
Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain (287)
In Ashes, why is Gaby surprised by the banned book list
She had read many of the books on the list and they were not by Jews, nor were they "un-German".
In Ashes, what does Gaby come to realize about the smoky odor on Karl's clothes
He was burning books. (290)
In Ashes, how does Rosa get to come to the book burning
Her school and Fraulein Hofstadt brought her (295)
In Ashes, what book did Gaby save from the pyre
Homeric Odyssey (300)
In Ashes, what book does Karl save from the pyre
Papa's book (304)
In Ashes, who says, "I'm not a book. You can't burn me!"
Gaby (304)
In Ashes, why won't Ulla leave Germany
She's afraid to raise a baby by herself. (307)
In Ashes, where does Gaby's family go at the end of the story
To Holland to catch an ocean liner to America (308)
In Ashes, why won't Baba leave Germany
She uses her position to help other Jewish people escape.
In Ashes, what does Gaby leave behind in her apartment
Her Diary of Shame