The Diary of Anne Frank, Act One, Scenes 1–3

 

Multiple Choice

Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

Comprehension

The questions below refer to the selection "The Diary of Anne Frank, Act One, Scenes 1–3."

 

____          1.   Which of the following early events in the play provides the best evidence of a conflict in personalities between characters?

a.

Mr. Frank decides to give the upstairs room to the Van Daans.

b.

Anne tells her father that she finds algebra unpleasant.

c.

The Van Daans demand that Miep bring food, cigarettes, and other things.

d.

Mrs. Frank attempts to stop Anne from answering back to the Van Daans.

 

 

____          2.   Why do the characters arrive at the Annex wearing several layers of clothing?

a.

The weather is bitterly cold.

b.

The furnace does not work.

c.

They would look suspicious carrying luggage.

d.

Thieves are trying to take their belongings.

 

 

____          3.   The hiding place of the Franks and the Van Daans is

a.

in the attic of an empty warehouse

b.

inside a church bell tower

c.

in the home of the Franks’ friends

d.

in the building where Mr. Frank used to have his business

 

 

____          4.   Why does Mr. Frank decide that Mr. Dussel should join them in hiding, in spite of the concerns of Mr. Van Daan and Mrs. Frank?

a.

Mr. Frank’s teeth have become bad, and he’s happy to have a dentist nearby.

b.

Mr. Frank is eager to find out what is happening outside the Annex.

c.

Mr. Frank hopes that Mr. Dussel will pay him money when the war is over.

d.

Mr. Frank is willing to make sacrifices in order to save another person.

 

 

____          5.   Why does Anne get in trouble more often than her sister Margot?

a.

Anne has been spoiled by her father and has no respect for her elders.

b.

Margot is quiet and meek, and Anne insists upon expressing her own opinions.

c.

Anne is clumsy, and she doesn’t care about other people’s property.

d.

Margot has already passed through her rebellious phase.

 

 

____          6.   Which of the following statements best sums up Peter’s feelings toward Anne in the first part of the play?

a.

He finds her too talkative and resents her teasing.

b.

He thinks she is very attractive and funny.

c.

He feels embarrassed because she is a popular girl.

d.

He wishes she would come and visit him.

 

 

____          7.   How does Anne relate to her father?

a.

Anne and her father have a close relationship.

b.

Her father tries to baby her too much.

c.

She prefers to be with her mother.

d.

She is afraid of her father.

 

 

Extra Comprehension

The questions below refer to the selection "The Diary of Anne Frank, Act One, Scenes 1–3."

 

____          8.   Most of the events in the play are presented as

a.

diary entries

c.

a monologue

b.

a dream

d.

a flashback

 

 

____          9.   Which event provides the exposition of the play?

a.

the reading of the diary

c.

the Nazi takeover of Holland

b.

Anne and Peter meeting

d.

the reunion of all the characters

 

 

____          10.  Anne begins to realize the crisis they all face when she

a.

meets Miep and Kraler

c.

is forbidden to go downstairs

b.

unpacks her belongings

d.

must turn in her bicycle

 

 

____          11.  Anne’s conflicts with her mother occur mostly because her mother

a.

treats her like a young child

c.

tells her what to study

b.

tells her to eat more slowly

d.

shows favoritism toward Margot

 

 

____          12.  A conflict develops between the Van Daans and the Franks over

a.

Mr. Van Daan’s smoking

c.

Mr. Frank’s rules

b.

Mrs. Frank’s cooking

d.

Anne and Peter’s relationship

 

 

Literary Element: Flashback

The questions below refer to the selection "The Diary of Anne Frank, Act One, Scenes 1–3."

 

____          13.  Which of the following events in the play provides an example of flashback?

a.

Mr. Frank returns to the Secret Annex at the end of the war.

b.

Anne recounts in her diary the many anti-Jewish decrees.

c.

Mr. Frank begins reading the diary, and Anne’s voice continues reading.

d.

Mrs. Van Daan tells Anne about the many admirers she had in her youth.

 

 

____          14.  In The Diary of Anne Frank, the use of a flashback is not associated with

a.

an interruption in the present action of the plot

b.

some information on the setting, characters, and problems

c.

the opening and closing scenes

d.

details of Anne’s life before the war broke out

 

 

Matching

 

Vocabulary

Match the definition with the Word to Own from the list. Write the letter of the Word to Own on the line provided.

 

Words to Own

a.

unabashed

d.

indignantly

b.

conspicuous

e.

fortify

c.

loathe

 

 

 

____          15.  reinforce and strengthen

 

____          16.  hate

 

____          17.  particularly noticeable

 

____          18.  unashamed

 

____          19.  angrily; irritably