Short answer quizzes over The Book Thief
Quiz for Parts 1&2 version A and B, Parts 3&4, Parts 5&6 version A and B, Parts 7&8, and Parts 9&10 version A and B
Includes example quiz over Prologue so that students can get used to the style of the quiz.
These quizzes are a great way to assess if students are reading closely. Each Quiz covers two sections of the novel.
Each quiz lists significant objects, events, people, or quotes and asks students to do the following:
For each topic answer in a few sentences: 1) What is the context? What/who is it, or was going on in the plot around this event? Be specific. 2) Identify a literary significance to this scene and explain the effects created by it.
It seems overly simple but it works. If students are not reading, then they cannot explain when/where each object or event fits in the plot and they definitely cannot explain why it was significant. I have been using quizzes like this for years and they work!