83 pages 2 hours read

Art Spiegelman


Nonfiction | Graphic Novel/Book | Adult | Published in 1986

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Part 1, Chapters 1-2

Reading Check

1. Why does Spiegelman include the story of Vladek and Anja’s courtship?

2. What does Vladek do while he tells Art his story?

3. Who is Lucia?

4. What does Vladek find in Anja’s closet?

Multiple Choice

1. Why doesn’t Vladek want the story of his courtship with Anja included?

A) He is embarrassed to be attracted to such a plain woman.

B) He doesn’t want anyone to find out how promiscuous he was as a young man.

C) He doesn’t think it should be included in a book about the Holocaust.

D) He thinks it is disrespectful to Art’s dead mother.

2. What was problematic about Anja’s friend from Warsaw?

A) He was a communist.

B) He was in love with Anja.

C) He stole things from Anja’s parents.

D) He was a Nazi informant.

3. What did the police find in the seamstress’s apartment?

A) a Jewish family

B) a spy

C) a kidnapped child

D) communist papers

4. What does Vladek’s father-in-law give him?

A) a watch

B) a textile factory

C) a house

D) a dowry

5. When does Vladek see a swastika in person for the first time?

A) on the train ride to the sanitorium

B) on a soldier’s armband while on his way to work

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