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The Island on Bird Street
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What is the main character's name?
Where did the mother go?
She had gone to visit some friends in Ghetto A and never returned
How long was Alex hiding before his father came?
Where did Alex and Stashya agree to meet after the war?
78 Bird Street
Why did Stashya come to visit Alex during Chapter 19?
She had come to tell him that her family was moving to the country
When did Bolek bring Alex a package of goodies?
New Year's Eve
Why was Alex not able to leave his hideout at the end of the book?
Polish families were beginning to come and live in the ghetto that he was in
How did Alex and Stashya communicate?
What did Alex and Stashya do on their first "date"?
What is Alex surprised to learn about Stashya during Chapter 17?
She is a Jewish person, too
Who is Boruch?
The storeroom manager
What is the signal that Bolek and Alex agreed to use if Alex needed help?
Alex agreed to place a board or pole diagonally across the window if he needed help
What did Bolek and his wife want to do for Alex?
They wanted to get him fake papers so he could live with them
When the father was younger, what did he do?
He was a boxer
Who is Snow?
Alex's white mouse
How did Alex first meet Stashya?
He crashed into her while he was running in the street
What game did Alex join in and play with the boys from outside the ghetto?
What happened to the doctor?
The Gestapo, a group of people, came and took him away in the night
What did the doctor's wife do for Alex before they left to go see Henryk?
The doctor's wife cut Alex's hair
What building did Alex hide in?
78 Bird Street, bombed house at the edge of the ghetto that once had 6 floors
Why did Alex sneak out of the ghetto for the first time?
He was getting a doctor so that they can take care of Henryk, who got shot
How did Alex save Freddy and Henryk from the German soldier?
He used his father's gun to shoot the soldier
Who lived on the floor below the girl who did homework?
The doctor and his wife
Why did the police dig in the cellar shortly after Alex moved his hiding place?
There were people hiding in a bunker under the cellar floor
Which floor was Alex's hideout on?
He was on the third floor
Why did Alex decide not to stay in the bunker with the Gryn family?
He wanted to wait for his father at 78 Bird Street
What happened to the food Alex's father had hidden in their house?
The Gryn family took it
Why did Alex want to go back to his house after his first night alone?
He wanted to get Snow
What had caused the damage to the house at 78 Bird Street?
How old is Alex?
Twelve years old, or eleven and a half
What is the name of Alex's father?
Who is Rex?
Alex's dog, but he had died
What ghetto does Alex live in?
What is the purpose behind the street's name?
Namd because of the many birds
Who are the people in the Gryn family?
Pan Gryn (Mietek)
Who lives in Ghetto B?
Home of the rich Jews
Who is Martha?
Who is Marek?
Father of Martha
How old is the little girl, Martha?
9 years old
Why does Alex want rope?
He wants to make a ladder
What did Alex's father give to Old Boruch so the Germans wouldn't find it?
Where did Alex's mother want to move to before the war started?
Where does Alex hide all day while his father is working at the factory?
The ceiling hideout, or the underground bunker
What does Alex's father teach him to do during their nights together in the ghetto?
Fire a gun
Where is the secret passageway located?
32 Baker Street
Who is Freddy?
A Jew that is trying to join the ghetto uprising, and he hides with Alex
Who is Henryk?
A Jew that is trying to join the ghetto uprising, and he hides with Alex, wounded arm, treated by Dr. Polawski
Who is Bolek?
A doorman who is a member of the Polish underground; Alex first met him when he was searching the ghetto for supplies; later Bolek helps Henryk escape
Who is Helinka?
The doctor's wife
Who is Dr. Stanislaw Polawski?
A doctor that lives in the same building as Stashya
Who is Aunt Kristina?
Who is Yanek?
A bully that Alex watches through his vent
What did the father do before the selection?
He worked at the rope factory
Who is Stashya?
A girl living outside the ghetto that Alex watches through his vent; he can see her studying his her room; they become friends when he sneaks out of the ghetto
Who does Alex meet while he's getting some rope from the rope factory?
What was Bolek doing in the rope factory when Alex saw him?
He was getting some suits
Who is the author of Island on Bird Street?
What language was the book originally translated from?
What does Boruch keep in his shoe?
Why doesn't Alex bring Snow to the factory?
Boruch is afraid of them
Where did Boruch, Alex, and his father hide right before the selection?
Under piles of rope
What did the police see Alex's father skip into his pocket before?
How did Alex rescue Martha?
He fired at the man who dragged her away
What surprised Bolek about Alex's appearance?
He was sunburned
Why did Alex decide not to sneak back into the ghetto again?
Yanek, the bully, was following him
How long was Alex hiding?
Why did Alex bring Snow with him?
He wanted to find food for the both of them
How did the reader know Alex was beginning to lose faith in seeing his father again?
He wanted to start selling the suits he had been saving for his father
Why did all the birds land on the fourth floor of the ruined house?
There was water dripping from the pipes
What games did the children play at 78 Bird Street when Alex was younger?
War and Hide-and-Seek
Why did Alex's parents decide to make a bunker and hide him?
The factory workers were no longer allowed to have children
What food did the Gryn family agree to share with Alex?
Evaporated milk, jam, and crackers
What does Alex decide are the two most important things he needs to look for in the empty house?
Candles and food
What important item did Alex fear he would run out of?
Why did Alex's water supply run out?
The pipes froze in the cold weather
Who helped Freddy and Henryk get into the ghetto?
What did the doorman at the house with the secret passage want from Alex?
How long was Henryk sick?
What did the doctor's wife give Alex to eat?
What did Alex stop to buy on the way to the doctor's house?
What is 'Kike'?
An insult for a Jew
What do you have to say to get through the secret passageway?
To the doctor, governor
What did Freddy steal from the dead German soldier?
His uniform and his gun
What were Freddy and Henryk doing when they encountered the German patrol?
They were going to join the ghetto uprising
What was Alex able to do in the bunker before the Germans blew it up?
He flushed the toilet, and he took a shower
What did two looters get into a deadly fight over?
A box of jewels
What materials did Alex use to make his ladder?
Some pieces of wood and some rope
What did Alex decide to use to pull his ladder up and down?
Which food that he hadn't eaten in a long time did Alex find in the bunker?
Vegetables, or carrots
What did the doctor give to Henryk while they were operating on him?
What game did Henryk and Alex play to pass the time while Henryk recovered?
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