1. What makes writing in a diary a strange experience for Anne Frank?

Ans:It is a strange experience for her because of two reasons. First ,she had never written anything like this before and secondly she thought that apparently nobody would be interested in musings of a thirteen year old girl.
2. Why does Anne want to keep a diary?

Ans: Anne wants to keep a diary as she doesn’t have friends.She needs some channel through which she can get rid off all the burden and pain she is suffering from. Hence, she wants to keep a diary. Anne Frank is searching for a friend in the form of her diary.
3. Why did Anne think she could confide more in her diary than in people?

Ans: The friends she had were there to have more fun and good times rather than the ones whom she could confide in. She also believed that a paper has more patience than people, so she decided to write and confide in a diary.
1. Why does Anne provide a brief sketch of her life?

Ans:A good introduction gives a brief explanation about what a reader is going to read.So,Anne provides a brief sketch of her life since no one would understand a word of her musings if she were to jump right in.
2. What tells you that Anne loved her grandmother?

Ans: Her statement, that no one could understand her intensity of love for her grandma tells that she loved her grandmother. Moreover, the touching gesture of lighting up one candle for grandmother during Anne’s birthday is also a poignant reminder of her love for grandma.
1. Why was Mr Keesing annoyed with Anne? What did he ask her to do?

Ans: Mr. Keesing was annoyed with Anne because she was very talkative and this distracted everybody in the class. He assigned her extra homework, asking her to write an essay on the subject, ‘A Chatterbox’.
2. How did Anne justify her being a chatterbox in her essay?

Ans: She gave two arguments to justify her being a ‘Chatterbox’ in the essay, one that chatting is student’s hobby and other reason that nothing can be done about the inherited traits .She carried these genes from her mother as she was also very talkative.
3. Do you think Mr Keesing was a strict teacher?

Ans: Mr. Keesing may or may not be a strict teacher. But he expected discipline and silence in his class while he was teaching, which is acceptable.He punished Anne by asking her to write an essay on ‘A Chatterbox’. When Anne wrote a convincing essay on it, he received it with a good laugh. However, when Anne continued with her talking, he punished her again by asking her to write another essay; this time the topic was ‘An Incorrigible Chatterbox’.
Even after this when she kept talking, he asked her to write on the topic ‘Quack Quack Quack, said Mistress Chatterbox”. He was trying to control a supposedly bad habit of Anne. However, she came up with a brilliant poem, and he read this poem in the class, acknowledging its content. Therefore, in regard of these events, Mr. Keesing cannot be entirely labeled as a strict teacher. He was fun-loving too.
4. What made Mr Keesing allow Anne to talk in class?

Ans: Anne was able to justify her talkative nature every time she was punished by Mr. Keesing. On three occasions, as punishment, he gave her topics to write essays on. However, on each occasion he was impressed by the manner in which she presented her arguments. This helped Mr. Keesing to see the lighter side of a natural bubbly behavior of a teenager. Finally, Mr. Keesing accepted the fact that Anne would always be that way. Hence, she was allowed to talk in class.This also helped bridge the gap between the teacher and the student.
1. Was Anne right when she said that the world would not be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old girl? Ans: No, Anne was not right when she said that the world would not be interested in the musings of a thirteen-year-old girl.As most of the people do not want to see the world from a child’s perspective because children are too immature for them. People seldom believe that a child can also have beautiful insights about the trials and tribulations of human life.But Anne became one of the most talked about author with her dairy”The Diary of a Young Girl”.
2. There are some examples of diary or journal entries in the ‘Before You Read’ section. Compare these with what Anne writes in her diary. What language was the diary originally written in? In what way is Anne’s dairy different? Ans: Anne’s diary was originally written in Dutch. Her diary was different from the others in many aspects. She had named her diary ‘Kitty’. She thought of it as her only true friend whom she could confide in. She treated it as another person who was listening to her daily accounts. She wrote all her stories in it. She started by writing ‘Dearest kitty’ and ended the account by writing ‘Yours, Anne’. Her diary was a lot more personal than other diaries, it had informal tone which portrayed the exuberance and carefree nature of a teenager.