Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow

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     Excellent book for young boys.  The setting is post World War II Russia.  The country is short on dogs.  The story is about two young boys, Mikhail and Nikolai, trying to keep a german shephard a secret in Vasily, Russia.  The writer does a good job describing the Russian people's hardships right after the war.

Prologue
1.       Who shouted? (A) ____________________________
2.       A was warning who? ___________________________
3.       Who showed up? (B) ___________________________
4.       What was B looking for? _______________________________________________
5.       How old was Mikhail? _________________________________________
6.       How old was Nikolai? ______________________________________________
Chapter 1
7.       Mikhail was riding _____________________ one day in June.
8.       What trick did Mikhail’s father teach the boys about farming? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
9.       What happened this one day? ____________________________________________________
10.   What was Mikhail’s sister’s name? ________________________________
11.   What was the name of the stranger? ________________________________
12.   What did Mikhail’s mother try to do for the stranger? ________________________________
13.   What happened to the stranger at the end of the chapter? ______________________________
Chapter 2
14.   How long was the war? _______________________________________________
15.   Who begged their mother to keep Zasha? _______________________________________
16.   Why did Russians think it was their duty to destroy anything German? ______________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 3
17.   How far was the village from the house? ________________________________
18.   How far was their school? ________________________________
19.   What was the name of their village? _________________________________________
20.   Describe their village? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
21.   Where did Mikhail’s family take the dead man? _______________________________________
22.   Who did the grey-haired police captain call for in his station? __________________________
23.   What did the police captain ask Nikolai and Mikhail to do? _____________________________
24.   What was the name of their classmate? (A)________________________________________
25.   A’s father owned what? ___________________________________________________
Chapter 4
26.   Mother said, “People sometimes do heroic things in a war, but everyone does terrible things.  No one is only good, or only bad.”  What do you think her mom means by this? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
27.   What did their mother tell them that Russians did with their dogs during the war? ______________________________________________________________________________
28.   What did their mother tell them that Americans used during the war? _____________________
Chapter 5
29.   What did Mikhail see people stealing from his farm? ___________________________________
30.   What test did they give Zasha? ___________________________________________________
Chapter 6
31.   Who visited the Tarkov’s? ____________________________________
32.   How old was Rina? __________________________________
33.   What did Katia bring to the Tarkov’s? ________________________________________________
34.   What did Katia tell Mrs. Tarkov? ____________________________________________________
35.   What did Katia name the geese? ______________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 7
36.   This story is being told in whose perspective? _________________________________________
37.   Where did they think of hiding Zasha? _______________________________________________
Chapter 8
38.   Who showed up one day when they were playing with Zasha? ____________________________
39.   What was Katia looking for? _______________________________________________________
40.   Katia told them that they found dog hairs on the dead man’s clothes.  She took the dog hairs to a dog breeder named _______________________________________________.
41.   What did Katia say this man was trying to do? _______________________________________
42.   Did Katia suspect the dead man to be a spy?  Yes or No
Chapter 9
43.   What happened in this chapter? ___________________________________________________
Chapter 10
44.   Who found them in this chapter? (A) _______________________________________________
45.   What happened? _______________________________________________________________
46.   How did they escape A? __________________________________________________________
Chapter 11
47.   What was Mrs. Tarkov reading? ______________________________________
48.   What did Mrs.Tarkov & Mikhail discover about Zasha? _________________________________
Chapter 12
49.   Where did Mikhail and Nikolai go? ________________________________________________
50.   Why did they go? ______________________________________________________________________________
51.   What happened to them? _________________________________________________________
Chapter 13
52.   What was the name of the Kennel owner? (A) ______________________________________
53.   What did A show them? ________________________________________
54.   Did A ask them if they own a dog? Yes  No
55.   What did A tell them at the end of the chapter? ______________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 14
56.   What did the Tarkov’s talked about in this chapter? ______________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 15
57.   What was the Tarlov family looking for at the beginning of the chapter? ______________________________________________________________________________
58.   Who found a good hiding place? ____________________________________________
59.   Where was the hiding place? ________________________________________
Chapter 16
60. Write a short summary. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 17
61.   What was Katia’s secret? __________________________________________________________
62.   What did Rina suggest they give Katia? ______________________________________________


Chapter 18
63.   Who did Mikhail speak to in this chapter? (A)________________________________________
64.   What did A tell Mikhail the villagers of Tikhvin find? __________________________________
65.   Who did Mikhail tell A that he spoke to? ________________________________
66.   What was Petr’s last name? __________________________________________
67.   Who is coming to Vasily to speak to Irina? ____________________________________
Chapter 19
68.   What did Nikolai & Mikhail plan to tell/do if Petr’s wife asks about Zasha? __________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 20
69.   Who showed up at the Tarkov’s out of breath because he was running? (A) ________________
70.   What did A want? _______________________________________________________________
71.   What did Mikhail decide to give A? _______________________________________
Chapter 21
72.   Who showed up to the Tarkov’s house? _____________________________________________
73.   As the men were knocking loud at the door, what did Mikhail & Dimitri get from the closet? ________________________________________________________________
74.   As Rina unlocked the door, what did the 3 men do? __________________________________
75.   What happened when the men ran into the house? ___________________________________
76.   Who showed up to help? ________________________________________________
77.   What did they find in the back of the yellow truck? ___________________________________
78.   Where did Dimitri & the Tarkov’s take the three men? _____________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 22
79.   Did the police captain believe them at first that the three men were dog thieves? _________________________________________________________________________
80.   What convinced the police captain that they were thieves? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
81.   Irina showed up to the police station with whom? ____________________________________
Chapter 23
82.   What did Mikhail tell the police captain? __________________________________________
83.   What decision did the police captain make regarding Zasha? __________________________
84.   Who gets the rest of the puppies? ______________________________
Chapter 24
85.   Who shows up first at the police station? _______________________________________
86.   Who shows up next? __________________________________________
87.   What did Dimitri offer Katia? __________________________________________________
Chapter 25
88.   Who was at the Tarkov’s house when they returned with the dogs? _________________________________________________________________________
89.   What surprise did the soldiers have for the Tarkov family? _________________________________________________________________________
Chapter 26
90.   Where did Constantin say he was for the last year and a half? ____________________________
91.   Where was the prison camp? _______________________________________________
92.   How did Constantin get out of the camp? ___________________________________________
93.   When was the camp liberated? ____________________________________________________
94.   What month is it now? ________________________________________________________
95.   Was Constantin happy to see Zasha? ______________________________________________________________________________
96.   Write 5 things you have learned about the war by reading this book? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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