Five Chimneys: The Story of Auschwitz Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Olga Lengyel
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters XVII through XXVIII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Olga's husband decide not to take half of her poison?
(a) He remembered where he could find his own poison.
(b) She might have needed it all, and suicide might be easier for him.
(c) He decided that he would live to tell others about the cruelty he had seen.
(d) She begged him to leave it all for her.

2. Why could Olga not get a sample of the mysterious powder that was put into the prisoners' food?
(a) No one knew if the powder actually existed.
(b) The kitchen worker was too afraid of being caught.
(c) She did not know anyone who worked in the kitchens.
(d) The only person allowed to go near the powder was an S.S. woman.

3. What reply did most prisoners in the concentration camp give to explain their imprisonment?
(a) They were Polish.
(b) They were Jewish.
(c) They fought in the resistance.
(d) They did not know why they were there.

4. Of what was Dr. Lengyel accused when he was questioned by the S.S.?
(a) Boycotting the use of German pharmeceuticals in his clinic.
(b) Distributing anti-Nazi propaganda.
(c) Hiding Jewish families in his hospital.
(d) Providing free medical services to Gypsies.

5. What did L. say that he and Olga must both do after the war?
(a) Search for their family members.
(b) Reunite and get to know each other outside of war.
(c) Write down everything they had seen so that the world would know the truth.
(d) See to it that the Nazis were punished for their crimes.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of the author's story, how much of Europe was under Nazi control?

2. What did Olga and her fellow prisoners use as a mop?

3. According to the author, how many serious infections were dealt with in the infirmary as a result of poor sterilization procedures?

4. Where did the prisoners hide their "pinklys" during roll call?

5. What did the resistance use as the principle center for broadcasting its "spoken newspaper"?

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