Questions for I Survived: The Nazi Invasion, 1944

by Lauren Tarshis

Chapter 1

  1. Why aren’t they safe in the forest?
  2. Where does Max want to hide?

Chapter 2

  1. What did the Nazis destroy in Esties?
  2. What happened to their mother?
  3. What happened to their father?
  4. What is on the other side of the fence?

Chapter 3

  1. What was Aunt Hannah saving her money for?
  2. Why did Aunt Hannah and Papa fight?

Chapter 4

  1. What happened to the soldier?
  2. Where do Max and Zena hide?
  3. Why did people hate them, according to Papa?

Chapter 5

  1. What does max see in the man’s eyes?
  2. Where do they hide?
  3. Who are the soldiers looking for?
  4. Who else was hiding in the barn?

Chapter 6

  1. What is a partisan?
  2. Name 2 things the partisans do.
  3. How did David kill Goliath?
  4. What kind of bird is lucky?

Chapter 7

  1. What food did they eat?
  2. Who is the spy?
  3. Is Germany winning the war?
  4. Who blew up the bridge and train?

Chapter 8

  1. What is the name of the forest?
  2. Where is the partisan camp?
  3. Why is Zena’s toe bloody?
  4. Where was Lev shot?

Chapter 9

  1. Where are they running to?
  2. How many guns and bombs do Junker planes carry?
  3. Who carries Zena?

Chapter 10

  1. Why is Max trapped in the ditch?
  2. How does he get out?
  3. What noise do the machine guns make?

Chapter 11

  1. What does Max do with the rock?
  2. Does Max want martin to shoot the young soldier?
  3. Who does the soldier shoot?

Chapter 12

  1. Where do they sleep?
  2. Where did the bullet hit Max?
  3. Who comes back with Aunt Hannah?

Chapter 13

  1. Where are Hannah, Lev and Martin?
  2. Where are max, Zena and Papa going?
  3. Where did the Nazis wound Max?
  4. Name 2 good things Max will remember

Gray Pages

  1. Is the author Jewish?
  2. Are the facts true?
  3. Are the characters real people?
  4. How many Jewish people became partisans?
  5. How many people did the Bielskis rescue?
  6. Where did many Jewish people move?