Number the Stars Chapter 5
1)What did Ellen want to be when she grew up?
A:Ellen wanted to be an actor.
2)How did Lise die?
A:Lise died in a car accident.
3)What awakened the girls? What did the soldiers want to know?
A: The German soldiers woke the girls up, they wanted to know if they knew where Ellen’s family had gone?
4)What did Ellen need to take off? Why?
A:Ellen needed to take off her Star of David necklace because if the German soldiers saw it, they would take her.
5)Why didn’t the soldier believe Ellen was Anne Marie’s sister? How did Papa fool the soldiers?
A:The soldier didn’t believe it because Ellen had brown hair and Anne Marie had blonde hair. Papa found pictures of all the three girls when they were little, luckily Lise had brown hair when she was a baby.
1)Why didn’t Anne Marie know how her sister had died? Do you think she was too young to understand?
A:Anne Marie didn’t know how her sister had died because she was really young, and wouldn’t understand. I do think that she was too young to understand.
2)Why did Ellen think it was the worst thing in the world to die young? Do you agree?
A:Ellen thought it was the worst in the world because then you wouldn’t be able to see the future. I think that it would be disappointing to die young because then you can’t have your own family, but on the other hand, you’d be with God longer.
3)How did Papa know to get the pictures? Do you think quickly in emergencies? What makes someone calm under pressure?
A:He must’ve just thought of the pictures. I think that it depends on how bad the emergency is.