Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Sara Nomberg-Przuytyk
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who arrived at Auschwitz in the summer of 1944?

2. What did Sara hope to do in Stutthof?

3. Why does Sara say Lisette remained happy after arriving at Auschwitz?

4. What did Mengele force the little Gypsy boy to do?

5. What did Natasha pretend to be in Chapter 24?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Sonia and why was she saddened?

2. How does Sara describe Erika Schneider in Chapter 12?

3. What did Sara say hurt her most of all in Chapter 1?

4. What did Sara find out about Natasha and what happened the following day?

5. Who seemed angelic to Sara in Chapter 7?

6. What did Lisette's husband do in Chapter 15?

7. How did Sara differentiate between group of Jews present in Auschwitz?

8. What did Sara say of the family of midgets brought to Auschwitz?

9. What did Sara think was naive after living in isolation for two months?

10. What did Sarah say Mengele had the gypsy boy do in Chapter 21?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One day, one hundred rabbis were brought to Auschwitz and were dressed in ceremonial garbs. They spread out into a circle and danced, then started to sing a prayer, known as the Kol Nidrei. Students should discuss the significance of their actions and analyze why Sara decided to include the rabbis in her book.

Essay Topic 2

Some of those incarcerated in Auschwitz and other concentration camps under the Nazi regime participated in the resistance movement. Discuss the purpose, goals, and objectives of the resistance movement and examine what happened to the movement and those involved. Analyze whether you think they were successful in their efforts and use the text and secondary sources to support your conclusions about the resistance.

Essay Topic 3

Mengele singled out a family of midgets, including the children and spouses who had been circus actors in Budapest. Students should examine why Mengele singled them out and also discuss the standards of those who fit into being created "in God's image." Students should use the text and secondary sources to support their discussion.

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