107 pages 3 hours read

Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2014

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Reading Check, Multiple Choice & Short Answer Quizzes

Reading Check questions are designed for in-class review on key plot points or for quick verbal or written assessments. Multiple Choice and Short Answer Quizzes create ideal summative assessments, and collectively function to convey a sense of the work’s tone and themes.

Part 0, Chapters 1-8

Reading Check

1. What is the setting of this novel?

2. What does Marie-Laure find in her model house?

3. Who does Werner’s radio remind him of?

Multiple Choice

1. Why does the author begin the novel toward the end of the war?

A) Doerr wants to start his novel in an unusual way.

B) Doerr wants readers to wonder how the characters got to be where they are.

C) Doerr doesn’t think the war is the most important part of the story.

D) Doerr wishes to set the tone of the novel with the violence of the siege.

Short-Answer Response

Answer each of the following questions in a complete sentence or sentences. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. Why does Marie-Laure have a miniature version of her city?

Part 1, Chapters 9-31

Reading Check

1. Where did Marie-Laure’s father work?

2. Where does Werner grow up?

3. What does Marie-Laure’s father make her every year for her birthday?

Multiple Choice

1. How does Marie-Laure’s father help her to learn about the world?

A) by placing items in her hands to identify

B) by getting her a tutor

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