The Diary of Anne Frank Act I Study Guide DIRECTIONS: Use the text as support for your responses to all of the following parts. All of your responses should be done on a separate sheet of paper in the Homework section of your English binder (however, if you choose to, you may type your responses instead). Part I – Vocabulary in Context: Read the definitions (at the bottom of the pages throughout Act I) of the following vocabulary words from Act I of the play. Based on the definitions and context clues, write your own original sentence for EACH vocabulary word in Act I. Make sure that you include an appropriate level of context within your sentences and that you adhere to the vocabulary word’s part of speech (included for your benefit). Capitulation (n) Mercurial (adj) Pantomime (n) Indignantly (adv) Deport (v) Makeshift (n/adj) Sustenance (n) Conspicuous (adj) Unabashed (adj) Dignified (adj) Domestic (adj) Fortify (v) Reproachfully (adv) Tyranny (n) Ostentatiously (adv) Part II – Characterization: Utilize the text to characterize THREE of the following characters from Act I of the play. Remember that for each character you select to analyze, you must use TWO BEHAVIORAL characteristics that are mature, sophisticated, grade-level appropriate, and different enough from one another that your text-based examples are not the same or too similar. Remember, most texts do not clearly say that a certain character is this kind of characteristic or that kind of characteristic; your analysis of a character should be based on that character’s actions, thoughts, feelings, words, interactions with other characters, and/or other characters’ perceptions of him or her. Mr. Frank Mrs. Frank Anne Frank Margot Frank Miep Gies Mr. Van Daan Mrs. Van Daan Peter Van Daan Mr. Dussel Mr. Kraler Part III – Plot Content: Respond to ALL of the following plot-related questions below. Remember to use the text to support your responses. As always, all responses should be in complete sentences. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Compare/contrast the appearance of the annex between the first two scenes. Where is the “Secret Annex” hiding place located and how is it accessed? Describe a typical day of “hiding”. Describe Mr. Van Daan’s behavior toward Mr. Dussel. Why is he acting like this? What is Peter’s reaction to his father’s behavior? Contrast Anne’s relationship with her father and her relationship with her mother. What gifts does Anne give out for Hanukkah? What happens during the Hanukkah celebration that scares everyone? What is your opinion of these people’s decision to celebrate Hanukkah?