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Anne Frank

Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl



Sunday, 14 June, 1942


“On Friday June 12th, I woke up at six o’clock and no wonder; it was my birthday. But of course I was not allowed to get up at that hour, so I had to control my curiosity until a quarter to seven. Then I could bear it no longer, and went to the dining room, where I received a warm welcome from Moortje (the cat).

Soon after seven I went to Mummy and Daddy and then to the sitting room to undo my presents. The first to greet me was you, possibly the nicest of all. Then on the table there were a bunch of roses, a plant, and some peonies, and more arrived during the day.

I got masses of things I was given camera obsura, a party game, lots of sweets, chocolates, a puzzle, a brooch…”


1.     In paragraph 1 she shows curiosity for:


a)     Her parents

b)     Her Birthday presents

c)      The sunny day

d)     None


2.            In paragraph  2 the word “you”  refers to:


a)     Her best friend

b)     Her candy

c)      Her Diary

d)     The Roses


3.            In paragraph 3 the word “masses” is the closest to meaning:


a)     Few

b)     Nice

c)      Horrible

d)     A lot



Saturday, 20 June, 1942


“I haven’t written for a few days, because I wanted first of all to think about my diary. It’s an odd idea for someone like me to keep a diary; not only because I have never done so before, but because it seems to me that neither I-nor for that matter anyone else-will be interested in the unbosoming of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl. Still, what does that matter? I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.

There is a saying that “paper is more patient than man”; it came back to me on one of my slightly melancholy days, while I sat chin in my hand, feeling too bored and limp even to make up my mind whether to go out or stay at home. Yes, there is no doubt that paper is patient and as I don’t intend to show this cardboard-covered notebook, bearing the proud name of “diary”, to anyone, unless I find a real friend, boy or girl, probably nobody cares. And now I come to the root of the matter, the reason for my starting a diary: it is that I have no such real friend.”


4.            What Idea does she question herself in paragraph 1:


a)           her writing in a diary

b)           Her lack of friends

c)            Her unmoral family

d)           Her life


5.          Why does she mention that “paper is more patient than man”?

        Because she thinks that:


a)     it is more reliable than a person

b)     that it is never going to question her ideas

c)      her secrets are safe in it

d)     She never has to give explanations to it.


6.            How does she describe her Diary?    Like a:


a)     a covered book

b)     cardboard notepad

c)      cardboard-covered notebook

d)     none


7.            What does she say about her friends:


a)     She has plenty of friends

b)     She trusts all of her friend

c)      She has no real friends

d)     She does not believe friends exist


8.            Why does she write in her diary?


a)     So she can express herself

b)     for simple entertainment

c)      so she confide her secrets

d)     because it is a school obligation




“My father was thirty-six when he married my mother, who was then twenty five, my sister Margot was born in 1926 in Frankfort-on-Main, I followed on June 12, 1929, and we are Jewish, we emigrated to Holland in 1933, where my father was appointed Managing Director of Travies N.V. This firm is in close relationship with the firm of Kolen & Co. in the same building, of which my father is a partner.

The rest of our family, however, felt the full impact of Hitler’s anti-Jewish laws, so life was filled with anxiety. In 1938 after the pogroms, my two uncles (my mother’s brothers) escaped to the U.S.A. My old grandmother came to us, she was then seventy-tree. After May 1940 good times rapidly fled: first the war, then the capitulation, followed by the arrival of the Germans, which is when the sufferings of us Jews really began. Anti-Jewish decrees followed each other in quick succession.”


9.            Why where Jews discriminated:


a)     because they carried a mortal disease

b)     because of anti-Jewish laws

c)      Because of their ideas

d)     Because of their looks


10.       Whose fault was it that the Jewish had to live in inhumane conditions?


a)     Their own

b)     Hitler’s

c)      Their ancestors

d)     Their Neighbors


11.       In paragraph 2 what is the main idea:


a)     The arrival of the Germans

b)     the suffering of the Jews

c)      Hitler’s Anti-Jewish laws

d)     The capitulation


12.       In General, What is the main purpose of the book:


a)     Show how the unfair politicians made Jews lives miserable

b)     Recreate the life of a young Jewish girl, living through a great world depression

c)      Show social facts of the years of the war.

d)     Show the importance of friends in life.



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