Mr. Coward and Mr. Brazil: 8th Grade English

Maus Study Questions: Chapter 1: "The Sheik" (15 points total)

  1. Why is Chapter One called "The Sheik"?

  3. (3) What three things does Artie say have "taken their toll" on his father?

  5. What evidence does Vladek still show from the concentration camps?

  7. On page 12, the circular panel marks the beginning of Vladek's story. Where do we first

  8. interrupt that story, and come back to the present for a moment? (page and panel)
  9. In what year did Vladek meet his future wife Anja?

  11. True or False. Anja came from a very rich family.

  13. True or False. Vladek married Anja for her money.

  15. (2) What evidence do we have that Vladek is very worried about neatness?

  17. (4) List any words/things you don't understand, or questions you have so far.