Eyewitness Auschwitz: Three Years in the Gas Chambers Test | Final Test - Hard

Filip Müller
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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 drew Filip near the people of the Family Camp as they were in the changing room?

2. When the Sonderkommando members asked the Resistance in the camp to plan a mass escape, what were they told?

3. Why were the people in the Family Camp asked to write letters to family and friends days before their extermination?

4. Who pretended to be a representative of the Foreign Ministry to a crowd of people about to be gassed to death?

5. When half of the crowd at the end of Chapter 3 were behind the door of the crematorium, what was the other half, still dressed, doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways did the prisoners of the Family Camp change their emotional state once inside the changing room?

2. Filip considered Dr. Pach to have exemplary qualities of humanity. Why?

3. What were the male prisoners' main motives for wanting to visit the women's camp?

4. Why did the SS decide not to shoot the first load of people from the Family Camp who were in the changing room?

5. What compeled Filip to enter the gas chamber with the others?

6. How did Voss decide to deal with the need to have the crematorium ready by 8 am the following morning for the Family Camp?

7. How did Filip feel his life had changed for the better when he was moved to Birkenau?

8. How is it that Quackernack came to be attacked by the woman with her high heel?

9. During the execution of a mother and her child, why did Voss' underling take over for him?

10. Why were the prisoners of the Family Camp so confused as they stood in the crematorium facing certain death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Germans do not want the prisoners to contract typhus, which is evident by their warnings and "delousing" sessions. Why, then, aren't prisoners given soap, towels or water on a regular basis for showering? Explain the discrepancy between the prisoners' living conditions and the German's need for them to avoid lice.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Mietek and Fischl.

Essay Topic 3

The SS men have a particular way of ensuring that prisoners set for extermination are not aware of what is about to happen to them.

How do the Germans achieve this ruse?

Why do the prisoners believe them?

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