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  1. Was Number the Stars real?
  2. Why was Mrs Johansen so upset when she found out that Mrs Hirsch’s button shop was closed?
  3. Is Annemarie Johansen real?
  4. How did Ellen show bravery in Number the Stars?
  5. Who died in Number the Stars?
  6. Who is Ellen in number the stars?
  7. Why did Ellen’s parents leave?
  8. How did Lise die?
  9. Who is Ellen pretending to be the soldiers?
  10. What happened to Mrs Johansen on her way back from Uncle Henrik’s boat?
  11. Why did Annemarie hide Ellen’s necklace?
  12. What did mama say to keep the soldiers from opening the casket?
  13. Why was there a fake funeral in number the stars?
  14. What was Ellen’s promise to Annemarie when she left?
  15. Why is Mrs Johansen’s response to the German soldiers so clever?
  16. Why did Annemarie learn about Aunt Birte?
  17. What is the casket at Uncle Henrik’s house filled with?
  18. Why does Uncle Henrik lie to Annemarie?
  19. Who died in Number the Stars Chapter 8?
  20. What is Uncle Henrik’s definition of bravery?
  21. What did Uncle Henrik mean by saying it’s easier to be brave if you do not know everything?
  22. Is it easier to be brave if you don’t know everything?
  23. How does not knowing everything make you brave?
  24. Why does Uncle Henrik suggest that it’s better to be brave if you dont know all the facts?
  25. Why were the girls kept home from school after the visit by German soldiers?
  26. WHO said it is much easier to be brave if you don’t know everything?
  27. Is it easier to be brave if you don’t know how dangerous a situation is?
  28. Why did they want to see in the casket How did Mama stop them?
  29. What was the package that Annemarie took to Uncle Henrik?
  30. What does Annemarie learn about Peter from Uncle Henrik?

Was Number the Stars real?

An interview with Lois Lowry reveals that the popular children’s novel Number the Stars was based on a true story of resistance to the Nazis. There, on a 1988 vacation, Lowry talked to her friend Annelise about her childhood experiences in wartime Denmark. …

Why was Mrs Johansen so upset when she found out that Mrs Hirsch’s button shop was closed?

When Annemarie, Kirsti and Ellen get there, however, the shop is closed. Johansen is upset when Annemarie tells her that the shop is closed. Annemarie thinks her mother is concerned because Kirsti’s coat will still be missing a button. Mrs.

Is Annemarie Johansen real?

Annemarie Johansen (1933-) was a Danish schoolgirl who helped save hundreds of Danish Jews during World War II.

How did Ellen show bravery in Number the Stars?

In the book Number The Stars by Lois Lowry one of the major themes is bravery. Ellen Rosen was very brave in many parts of the book. Ellen was brave when she had to leave her parents and worry about them. Another part Ellen was brave in was when she was in the Johansen’s apartment, and had to meet with the soldiers.

Who died in Number the Stars?

Peter Nielsen

Who is Ellen in number the stars?

Annemarie Johansen

Why did Ellen’s parents leave?

Why did Ellen’s parents have to leave? the Nazis took the list of Jews from the synagogue. they left so the Nazis couldn’t track them down. Annemarie stated that there were no cigarettes in Denmark, so what were Mr.

How did Lise die?

car accident

Who is Ellen pretending to be the soldiers?

Lise

What happened to Mrs Johansen on her way back from Uncle Henrik’s boat?

What happened to Mrs. Johansen on her way back from Uncle Henrik’s boat? Mrs. Johansen tripped and fell over the root of a tree breaking her ankle as she returned from Uncle Henrik’s boat.

Why did Annemarie hide Ellen’s necklace?

Annemarie hides the necklace away, promising Ellen that she’ll keep it for her until it’s safe for Ellen to wear the necklace again. The necklace is not mentioned again until the closing pages of the novel.

What did mama say to keep the soldiers from opening the casket?

How does Mama keep the soldiers from opening the casket? She tells them Great-aunt Birte had typhus.

Why was there a fake funeral in number the stars?

In Chapter 10 of Number the Stars, Annemarie waits to find out what the pretend funeral, a gathering after someone has died, is really about. Annemarie’s mom tells the Nazi that it’s because Aunt Birte died of a contagious disease, but that she would be happy to open it so she can kiss her aunt one last time.

What was Ellen’s promise to Annemarie when she left?

What was Ellen’s promise to Annemarie when she left? Do you think she kept her promise? She promised to come back someday.

Why is Mrs Johansen’s response to the German soldiers so clever?

Ellen on the other hand is unaware of the false scenarios – such as Great Aunt Birte’s funeral. Why is Mrs. Johansen’s response to the German Soldiers so clever? She knew once the soldiers heard that Great Aunt Birte died of typhus they would never exposed themselves to the disease.

Why did Annemarie learn about Aunt Birte?

What did Annemarie learn about Aunt Birte? Annemarie learned that Aunt Birte never existed. She didn’t tell bc Annemarie knew that it was safer 4 Ellen 2 believe that Aunt Birte is real.

What is the casket at Uncle Henrik’s house filled with?

What is the casket at Uncle Henrik’s house filled with? Stuffed with folded blankets and articles of clothing.

Why does Uncle Henrik lie to Annemarie?

Why did Uncle Henrik and Mama lie to Annemarie? They lied to Annemarie to help her to be brave, because they love her.

Who died in Number the Stars Chapter 8?

aunt Birte

What is Uncle Henrik’s definition of bravery?

What is Uncle Henrik’s definition of bravery? To Uncle Henrik, bravery means that you don’t think about how afraid you are; you only think about what has to be done.

What did Uncle Henrik mean by saying it’s easier to be brave if you do not know everything?

In Chapter 9, Uncle Henrik tells Annemarie that it is far easier to be brave when one does not know everything. What he means is that a lack of knowledge about dangerous secrets or impending threats can help someone keep his/her composure during stressful situations.

Is it easier to be brave if you don’t know everything?

“[I]t is much easier to be brave if you do not know everything. And so your mama does not know everything. Neither do I. We know only what we need to know.”

How does not knowing everything make you brave?

Uncle Henrik believes that there are times that if you don’t know everything, you are then able to act bravely. There are times when not having all of the details allows a person to act more freely. Without knowing everything, a person can act naturally and do what he or she thinks is the right thing to do.

Why does Uncle Henrik suggest that it’s better to be brave if you dont know all the facts?

Ch9 -Why does Uncle Henrik suggest that it’s better to be brave if you don’t know all the facts? If you know everything you might be paralyzed with fear and too afraid to act.

Why were the girls kept home from school after the visit by German soldiers?

Why were the girls kept home from school after the visit by the German soldiers? They were kept home because the Germans were probably checking for Jews there too. What made Annemarie realize that her father was speaking in code to her uncle, what was their conversation really about?

WHO said it is much easier to be brave if you don’t know everything?

Lois Lowry

Is it easier to be brave if you don’t know how dangerous a situation is?

“It is easier to be brave if you don’t know how dangerous the situation is”, is another way of saying ignorance is bliss. Bruno is completely unaware of and powerless in the heinous world that his father and the soldiers are a part of and therefore he in neither brave nor coward.

Why did they want to see in the casket How did Mama stop them?

The “death” in the family is an excuse for people to be gathered. Mama says the casket is closed because Birte died of typhus germs, pretty much guaranteeing no one will open it to check their story. It works. The Nazi who questions them refuses to let her open the casket.

What was the package that Annemarie took to Uncle Henrik?

Annemarie took the packet to Uncle Henrik’s boat. What was at the end of the path? The Nazi soldiers and their dogs.

What does Annemarie learn about Peter from Uncle Henrik?

Annemarie learned that Peter was a part of the underground resistance. Peter would help smuggle Jews into Sweden.