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Act One Scene 1 1. In the first scene, what time period is represented? 2. Which characters are interacting? 3.

What is given to Mr. Frank? 4. What do we learn from Anne in Scene 1? 5. What technique do the writers use to move to Scene 2? 6. In what city does this drama take place? Act One Scene 2 1. What is the setting in Scene 2? 2. Why did Mr. Frank invite the Van Daans to go into hiding with them? 3. What are some of the rules the Franks and Van Daans have to follow while in hiding? 4. What happens after six o clock each night? 5. In what way is Anne going to view her experience in hiding?

Act One Scene 3 1. How are the interactions between the characters different from the way they were at first? 2. What happens to Mrs. Van Daan s fur coat? 3. What is the nickname that Mrs. Van Daan calls Mr. Van Daan? 4. In what way are the Franks different from the Van Daans? 5. What request does Mr. Kraler make that will change the lives of the characters? 6. How do the different characters react to the news of Mr. Dussel s arrival? 7. What is Mr. Kraler s explanation for why he helps the Franks and the Van Daans? 8. In what condition did the Franks leave their house? 9. What did their friends and neighbors think happened to the Franks? 10. What bad news does Anne find out from Mr. Dussel?

Act One Scene 4 1. What is Mr. Van Daan doing and how will his actions affect others? 2. In what ways has the strain of living in hiding impacted the relationships in the Frank family? 3. What is the nickname Anne has for her father? 4. What is the nickname Mrs. Van Daan calls Mr. Van Daan? 5. Which countries were part of the Allied Forces fighting in Europe and which were the Axis powers?

Act One Scene 5 1. What event are the people in hiding celebrating in this scene? 2. What kind of impact do Anne s presents have on the rest of the characters? 3. What do the gifts that Anne has given demonstrate about her? 4. What is Mr. Van Daan s attitude toward Mouschi? Why? 5. What major event occurs at the end of the Hanukkah celebration? 6. What is the group s first reaction to this event? 7. What does Peter do that increases the tension? 8. What does Mrs. Van Daan think has happened? 9. According to Mr. Dussel, what impact will this incident have on their safety? 10. What does Mr. Frank say to encourage the others?

Theme What specific examples of the theme, people are good at heart, are presented in Act One? Give 5 specific examples.

Vocabulary
Carillon: a melody played on bells Emigrate: to leave your own country and settle in another Capitulation: surrendering or yielding Portly: heavy or overweight Plus fours: loose sports pants gathered at the knee Conspicuous: obvious Nazis: individual with a fascist group that ruled Germany from 1933 - 1945 Gestapo: secret Nazi police that tracked down Jews and others considered enemies Vile: repulsive or disgusting

Aryan: Nazi ideal; white, non-Jew, blonde hair, blue eyed, tall, strong and fit Audible: able to be heard Deport: forced to leave a country Fatalist: a belief that everything is determined by some unknown force Inarticulate: speechless Black market: a system for selling goods illegally Unabashed: obvious; bold Loathe: dislike greatly Dignified: having dignity, worth, honor Intolerable: unbearable Insufferable: not to be endured Indignant: angered by something unfair

Green Police: Nazi police who wore green uniforms W.C. : water closet; toilet Mercurial: quick, changeable Ration books: stamps or coupons issued by government to buy scarce goods Anti-Semitism: hatred towards Jewish people

Cognac: brandy Meticulous: extremely careful or precise Finicky: choosy, picky Rucksack: backpack Fortify: to strengthen Ostentatious: boastful showiness