Anne Frank Study Guide Act 1 Scene 1

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Anne Frank Study Guide

Act 1 Scene 1-5

Friday Quiz

Vocabulary check o

Multiple choice o

Identify definition, synonym, complete a sentence or identify sentence with correct use.

Text comprehension questions o

Multiple choice or short answer o

Questions all taken from the list below. No surprises.

Know the following vocabulary words:

Conspicuous- noticeable (715)

Capitulation- surrender (715)

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Portly- large, heavy, dignified (715)

Mercurial- quick or changeable in behavior (716)

Leisure- free and unoccupied time (716)

Unabashed- unashamed (719)

Insufferable- unbearable (724)

Meticulous- extremely careful about details (730)

Ostentatiously- in a showy way (741)

Act I Scene 1

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In the opening scene, why is Mr. Frank visiting the warehouse rooms with Miep?

What year did the play begin?

Who do you think the white glove is likely to belong to?

At the end of the scene, Anne’s voice takes over as Mr. Frank reads. This signals the beginning of a

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Act I Scene 2

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What year did the Frank’s and Van Daan’s go into hiding?

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As both families enter hiding, what does Mrs. Van Daan fear might have happened to the Frank family?

Describe Peter’s relationship with his cat.

Why does Peter remove the Star of David from his clothes?

Why do you think Anne refuses to burn her star?

Act I Scene 3

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Which character was “Mrs. Quack Quack?”

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Describe Anne’s relationship with her mother.

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Which character would you associate with a “fur coat?”

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What does Mrs. Van Daan do that makes her family uncomfortable?

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Why do you think Mrs. Van Daan so attached to her coat?

Act I Scene 4

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Explain what Mr. Van Daan is doing in the stage direction at the beginning of pg. 734.

Explain what might have caused Anne’s nightmares.

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What does Mr. Dussel’s reaction to Anne (after her nightmare) tell us about who is as a person?

Summarize Anne’s reaction to her mother’s attempts to comfort her. What is Mrs. Frank’s reaction to Anne’s reaction?

Anne draws some conclusions about herself during this scene. What are those conclusions?

Do you agree or disagree with them?

Act I Scene 5

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Describe the effects on the group as they celebrate and important religious holiday.

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During the Hanukah celebration, Anne gives a series of gifts. How would you characterize Margot’s reaction to receiving a gift?

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Compare the reaction of Margot to receiving a gift from Anne to that of Mrs. Van Daan.

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Explain what Mr. Dussel means when he asks Mrs. Frank if she would be willing to sell

Anne’s IOU?

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Why is Peter afraid that something in the gift will jump out and hit him?

20.

How would you describe the purpose of Peter pretending to have a cat? Consider Mr.

Dussel’s reaction in your answer.

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Why does Mr. Van Daan not want Margot to get water for Anne?

22.

Explain the importance for everyone in the group to calm down and gain their composure.

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