Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land Test | Final 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. What were the prisoners receiving according to Sara in Chapter 31?

2. What did Sara find on the road she was traveling on?

3. What did Sara say the prisoners started singing at midnight on New Years Eve 1944?

4. What did Sara notice about the Rostock military airport in Chapter 37?

5. How many rabbis does Sara say were brought into the camp in Chapter 27?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who appeared before Sara when the women were singing one day?

2. Where did Sara return after the Germans surrendered?

3. What did the editor say the Holocaust witnesses had trouble with?

4. What tradition did Sara write in according to the editor?

5. What did Magna believe about dignity as human beings in Chapter 25?

6. How did Sara introduce herself?

7. Why did the sirens sound in Auschwitz the fall of 1944?

8. What did Dr. Koenig and the SS men want when they arrived at the infirmary?

9. What did Sara and other survivors draw on according to the editor?

10. Why did Sara and her friends discover it would be dangerous to stay in the haystacks in Chapter 39?

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

After World War II, Europe changed drastically, including Poland which was Sara's birthplace and where she returned following German surrender. Students should examine how the world changed after the war and how it affected families, culture, religion, finances or other areas of life. Students should use the text and secondary sources to support their discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Mengele brought a gypsy boy into the infirmary, dressed elaborately and made him sing and dance. Mengele continued to parade him around the camp for the summer, but when fall came, the gypsy camp was killed and Mengele was said to have pushed the boy into the chamber himself. Students should describe who the gypsies were, why they were called gypsies, why they in concentration camps despite being Aryan, and discuss the gypsy family camp. Students should use the text and secondary sources to support their discussion of the gypsies.

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