Boys from the square of arms - a test of reading knowledge
"Boys from the Square of Arms" is a world-famous Hungarian novel. It belongs to the classics of children's and teenagers' literature. Translated into at least 42 languages; on its basis, several screen adaptations and stage adaptations were created. For several years it has been included in the school reading canon. Do you know "The Arms Square Boys" well? Test your knowledge in our test!
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1. What are the "Boys from the Arms Square" about?
The author of the novel is "Boys from the square of arms" (literally translated "Chłopcy z ulica Pawła") by the Hungarian writer Ferenc Molnár. Initially, in 1906 it appeared in sections in the newspaper "Tanulók Lapja" (Hungarian. Student's Gazette "), and in 1907 it was published in its entirety as a book.
The action takes place at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries in Budapest. The leitmotif are fights for the square between two groups of boys. One of them, defending the square, is the Arms Square Boys, and their opponents are the Red Shirts - boys who want to occupy the area to play a jerk.
The leader of the Boys from Plac Broni is Janosz Boka. In this group, the least serious member is Ernest Nemeczek, who is the main character of the novel. The Red Shirts Group is led by Feri Acz, and its members include brothers Pastorowie, Sebenicz and Wendauer.
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The main character, Nemeczek, repeatedly performs heroic deeds, defending his square. Unfortunately, as a result of these events, she begins to fall ill. Initially, it is just a cold, but due to the lack of treatment, the disease progresses into pneumonia and eventually the boy dies, but in the belief that he is for his little homeland.
"Chłopcy z Placu Broni" is a novel about friendship, bravery, heroism and sacrifice. These are the basic values that guide the main characters.
2. Boys from the Square of Arms - test
Below are 5 questions to read. At the end you will find the correct answers. Good luck!
1. In what country is the eponymous square located?
A. In France; B. In Spain; C. In Hungary; D. In Poland.
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2. Nemeczek saw how:
A. Gereb took the flag from the Broni Square; B. Feri Acz took the flag from the Broni Square; C. The caretaker, the Slovak, took the flag from the Broni Square; D. The flag from the Broni Square was taken by one of the pastors.
3. How old was Nemeczek?
A. 11; B. 14; C. 16; D. 10.
4. Which of the following characters was a supporting character?
A. Bok; B. Deżo Gereb; C. Feri Acz; D. Rychter.
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5. What did Gereb promise to the Slovak for chasing the boys out of Plac Broni?
A. Cigars; B. A new pipe; C. Money and cigars; D. Money.
1.D; 2.B; 3.A; 4.C; 5.C.