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 country did Sara return to in 1945?

2. What did the bombing give to Sara and others in the camp?

3. What does the Editor say of Fela's values in the Editor's Afterword?

4. Why did the SS torture Mala and her boyfriend?

5. What did some of the women do to keep busy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What destination did Sara's transport reach in Chapter 37?

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

3. What did the copy of Goebbel's newspaper say?

4. Who was Hans and what did the resistance arrange for him?

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

6. What did the one hundred rabbis do upon arrival in Auschwitz?

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

8. What gave Sara and other infirmary workers a sense of hope as 1944 came to an end?

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

10. Why did the women's digestive systems rebel against the food from the Red Cross?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land", Sara examines different types of communists by introducing people who held such beliefs, such as Erika Schneider. Define what it meant meant to be a communist and analyze whether Nazi's fit into this definition. Students should compare different characters in their analysis and use the text and secondary sources to support their conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

In January 1945, those imprisoned at Auschwitz were forced on a death march to Ravensbruck, a concentration camp located in Eastern Germany. Those who could not keep up or were ill were shot. Examine the significance and purpose of the death march, using the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

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