The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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“Berlin 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.

But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences”

Book description from Random House


You can access 174 questions about The Boy in the Striped Pajamas in Castle Learning.



Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Chapters 1-6 – All About the Move
  • Chapters 7-11 – Bruno and Other Characters
  • Chapters 12-16 – The Influence of the Other Side of the Fence
  • Chapters 17-20 – Conclusion and End of Novel

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

  • L. 7.4
  • L. 7.5
  • L. 8.4
  • L. 8.5
  • RL. 7.1
  • RL. 7.2
  • RL. 7.3
  • RL. 7.4
  • RL. 7.5
  • RL. 7.6
  • RL. 7.8
  • RL. 7.9
  • RL. 8.1
  • RL. 8.2
  • RL. 8.3
  • RL. 8.4
  • RL. 8.6
  • RL. 8.9