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Essay Questions

1. The Star of David is an important symbol to the Jewish people. Research the significance of this symbol. Identify symbols important to other groups of people and discuss the significance of each.

2. Choose a scene from Number the Stars in which the Nazis' presence threatened the safety of Ellen and/or her family. Write the scene from Ellen's point of view.

3. Compare the escape route the Danish Resistance used to the Under ground Railroad in the United States. Include information about the codes that were used to ensure the safety of the people escaping.

4. Using the Internet, locate information about the history of Denmark, as well as Denmark today. Find out whether landmarks cited by Lowry in the novel actually existed and whether they exist today.

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