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. What kind of music did Dr. Mengele prefer?
(a) American pop music.
(b) Broadway show tunes.
(c) Opera, especially Wagner.
(d) Polka music.

2. How many women were in the march that left from Birkenau with Olga?
(a) Two thousand.
(b) Fifteen thousand.
(c) Ten thousand.
(d) Six thousand.

3. 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 used a knife that she had hidden in her skirt.
(d) She gnawed through them with her teeth.

4. Why were pregnancies sometimes hard to catch in the initial selection at the station?
(a) Many women wore several layers of clothing, hoping to be able to keep them all.
(b) The German officers did not always pay close attention to details.
(c) Out of fear, many women tried to hide their pregnancies.
(d) They were difficult to miss because there were so many people at the station.

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

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

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

8. Why did Joseph Kramer arrange an unexpected concert for the prisoners in Auschwitz?
(a) For a propaganda film showing the good treatment the prisoners received.
(b) Olga was not sure, but it made her nervous.
(c) It was a show for Red Cross officials who were surveying the camp's conditions.
(d) He was rewarding the prisoners for good behavior.

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

10. According to camp gossip, what was the purpose of the powder that was mixed into the inmates' food?
(a) To cause degeneration of the brain.
(b) To slowly destroy the internal organs.
(c) To reduce or destroy the sexual appetite.
(d) To cause anemia.

11. Why was Olga uneasy when the French internee came to the infirmary on August 26, 1944?
(a) Men were not supposed to come into the women's infirmary.
(b) She did not trust him.
(c) His wounds were too severe for her to help him.
(d) He seemed too happy, and she was afraid that he had gone mad.

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

13. What did Dr. Klein bring for Olga while she and the other inmates were kneeling in the mud?
(a) New shoes.
(b) Samples of medicine for the infirmary.
(c) A box of surgical gloves.
(d) Information about her husband.

14. Through the underground, Olga discovered that her husband was working where?
(a) In "Canada."
(b) In the crematory.
(c) In the hospital at Belsen.
(d) In the camp at Buna.

15. What ailments produced as much as 30 percent of the infirmary's visits?
(a) Malnutrition and pregnancies.
(b) Scarlet fever and diarrhea.
(c) Skin disorders and anemia.
(d) Malnutrition and epidemics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the prisoners who worked outside of the camp forced to do as they marched into and out of camp?

2. What did the Nazis do with all of the documents they removed from the "political bureau"?

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

4. Where was the "American camp" to which the German officer ordered the four American men to be taken?

5. What surprised Olga about the four men in sports clothes that she saw at the train station?

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