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

Olga Lengyel
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Upon reflection, how does Olga Lengyel describe her philosophy about mankind?
(a) She believed that mankind is weak and easily influenced by negative forces.
(b) She believed that mankind is basically cruel and the situation influenced this cruelty.
(c) She believed that only the Nazis could ever be capable of such evil acts.
(d) She continued to have faith in mankind and hope for the future.

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

3. What surprised Olga about the four men in sports clothes that she saw at the train station?
(a) She knew them from Cluj.
(b) They all looked exactly alike.
(c) They were speaking English.
(d) They seemed to know the German officer who was in charge.

4. One day in June of 1944, where did Irma Griese send the 315 women who were "selected"?
(a) Directly to the crematory.
(b) Out of the camp on a work detail.
(c) Into the woods to be shot.
(d) Into a washroom, where they were locked in.

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

6. According to Olga, what did the word "organize" come to mean among the prisoners?
(a) Spy.
(b) Brotherhood.
(c) Pass information.
(d) Steal.

7. How many women eventually ended up sharing the "apartment" in Barrack 13?
(a) Seven.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Ten.
(d) Eight.

8. What had been Tadek's profession before the war?
(a) He was a concert violinist in Krakow.
(b) He was a painter in Berlin.
(c) He was a Methodist minister in Vienna.
(d) He was a university professor in Warsaw.

9. How did Olga escape from the rope that bound her to the cart?
(a) She rubbed the rope back and forth against the wood on the cart.
(b) She worked her hands loose by pulling and stretching the rope.
(c) She gnawed through them with her teeth.
(d) She used a knife that she had hidden in her skirt.

10. After the liberation of Auschwitz, what did the Moscow professor discover in his autopsies of female internees?
(a) Forty percent had been surgically sterilized.
(b) Nine out of every ten had a withering of the ovaries.
(c) Sixty percent had arsenic poisoning.
(d) Three out of every five died from malnutrition.

11. Why did L. insist that Olga give out all of the news that he delivered to her?
(a) The internees needed it to keep up their morale.
(b) He wanted to be sure that he could depend on her.
(c) Olga would then become more important to the S.S. guards.
(d) He needed to confuse the Nazis.

12. Where did Olga and the other women get bread for their journey?
(a) They smashed in the warehouse door and took the bread.
(b) They had been saving it for an emergency.
(c) It was distributed to each inmate for the journey.
(d) People from the men's camp gave them some before they left.

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

14. Why was Auschwitz made up of mostly Gentile prisoners?
(a) The Germans believed in keeping the Jews separate from the Gentiles.
(b) The Germans had not yet turned their attention to the Jews.
(c) Most of the Jews were immediately sent to the gas chamber.
(d) Most of the population in that area of Europe was Gentile.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Olga and her friend trade for a bit of plazki?

2. What did Dr. Klein bring for Olga while she and the other inmates were kneeling in the mud?

3. According to the author, of what ingredient was the camp soap made?

4. What news did the French internee share with Olga when he came to the infirmary on August 26, 1944?

5. What was the "astonishing question" that Irma Griese asked Olga?

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