Five Chimneys: The Story of Auschwitz Test | Final Test - Easy

Olga Lengyel
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many corpses did Olga count along the road as they evacuated from Auschwitz?
(a) 298.
(b) 119.
(c) 89.
(d) 321.

2. According to the author, why did the Germans keep the insane inmates alive?
(a) They were afraid to harm them out of superstitious beliefs.
(b) They viewed them as entertainment, much like pets.
(c) They found them "interesting" and wanted to study them.
(d) They did not find them to be a threat.

3. According to the author, of what ingredient was the camp soap made?
(a) The grease from the cremated bodies of prisoners.
(b) The soup that was left at the end of each week.
(c) The rendered bodies of rats caught in the camp.
(d) Toiletries taken from the luggage of detainees.

4. What sign did Olga wear to indicate her participation in the resistance?
(a) A black armband.
(b) A pink hair ribbon.
(c) A silk string around her throat.
(d) A piece of twine around her wrist.

5. How many women from the infirmary had the task of carrying corpses from the hospital to the morgue?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Six.
(d) Three.

6. Why did L. come to the infirmary so often?
(a) He had a bad wound on his foot.
(b) He was looking for someone to give him some food.
(c) He was trying to avoid the work he had been assigned to do.
(d) He was lonely for company.

7. What happened when a woman gave birth in the concentration camp?
(a) The baby was removed and sent to a German orphanage.
(b) Both the mother and the child were sent to the gas chamber.
(c) The baby was sent to the gas chamber and the mother was relocated.
(d) The mother and child were sent to a special maternity camp.

8. What did Irma Griese forbid Olga to do?
(a) To accompany Dr. Klein on his rounds.
(b) To return to the infirmary.
(c) To speak to any other inmate about their meeting.
(d) To look at her in the eye.

9. Where did most prisoners go after they had been used for Dr. Mengele's experiments?
(a) They were shipped to another camp.
(b) To the hospital.
(c) Right back to their barracks.
(d) To the gas chamber.

10. How many women were saved from death on the day that Dr. Klein sent them out of the washroom?
(a) Forty-two.
(b) Fifty-four.
(c) Seventy-six.
(d) Thirty-one.

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

12. What happened to all of the inmates who had relatives in America?
(a) They were sent to the American front.
(b) They were sent to Dr. Mengele for use in his experiments.
(c) They were all exterminated.
(d) They were used as human shields by the German army.

13. Why did the young girl who worked with Olga break into hysterical laughter one day when they entered the morgue?
(a) She realized that she would soon be one of those corpses piled on the floor.
(b) She saw one of the S.S. bend over and rip his pants.
(c) The pressure and horror of the job had finally taken its toll on her.
(d) She saw the body of her mother, whom she had thought was safely hidden.

14. How did Olga's husband die?
(a) He was sent to the gas chamber.
(b) He was shot after trying to smuggle medicine into the hospital.
(c) He contracted small pox and died.
(d) He was shot during an evacuation march when he stooped to help a fellow prisoner.

15. What gift did L. give to Olga and the other members of the infirmary staff?
(a) Wool.
(b) Margarine.
(c) Spoons.
(d) Fruit.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many days did the 315 "selected" women wait for Dr. Klein before he arrived to review them?

2. What was the weather like when Olga and the rest of her camp were evacuated from Auschwitz?

3. How long did the roll calls last on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays?

4. How many of the crematory buildings were destroyed in the explosion that the resistance set off?

5. Why did the German guard beat the woman he accused of not being a "correct" prisoner?

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