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 song did Olga and the other inmates listen to on the phonograph record?
(a) "Whistle While You Work" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
(b) "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman.
(c) "Silent Night" by Bing Crosby.
(d) "Puttin' on the Ritz" by Fred Astaire.

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

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

4. How many of the crematory buildings were destroyed in the explosion that the resistance set off?
(a) Two out of the four.
(b) All four buildings.
(c) Only one of the four.
(d) Three out of the four.

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

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

7. How many days passed between Olga's arrival in the village and the arrival of the Russian troops?
(a) The Russians arrived three days later.
(b) The Russians arrived the next morning.
(c) The Russians arrived five days later.
(d) The Russians arrived that same night.

8. Why did Olga and her companion refrain from wiping their faces even when they sweated?
(a) They could drink the sweat that dripped near their mouths.
(b) Their hands were contaminated from the dead bodies.
(c) They did not want to show weakness to the Nazis.
(d) They were too tired to raise their hands to their faces.

9. What plan did Olga and her colleagues in the infirmary devise in order to save pregnant mothers?
(a) They sneaked the mother out of camp before she gave birth.
(b) They found a sympathetic officer who sneaked the babies out of the camp and into nearby orphanages.
(c) They killed the babies before they cried and passed them off as stillborn.
(d) They hid the mothers and their babies after birth.

10. What did the Germans plan to do with the patients who were left behind when the camp evacuated?
(a) March them along the road in a separate group.
(b) Leave them behind for the Russians to deal with.
(c) Exterminate them.
(d) Load them into wagons to be evacuated.

11. What/who disappeared from the camp in November of 1944?
(a) The infirmary.
(b) The selections.
(c) The German guards who patrolled the barbed wire.
(d) Irma Griese.

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

13. What standard did the Germans use to determine which children in the men's camp would be exterminated?
(a) Shoe size.
(b) Age.
(c) Height.
(d) Weight.

14. What was distributed to internees as they entered the gas chamber that helped to convince them that they were actually headed for the showers?
(a) Scrub brushes.
(b) Towels and soap.
(c) Claim tickets for their clothing.
(d) Shower caps.

15. Which group in the camp were allowed to receive (for a while) packages from home?
(a) Only Germans.
(b) The Poles.
(c) The Czechs.
(d) The Gypsies.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Olga not kill Dr. Mengele when she had the chance?

2. Where did most prisoners go after they had been used for Dr. Mengele's experiments?

3. How far was the morgue from the hospital?

4. According to the formula devised by the insane mathematics professor, which was devised to explain the problem of the war, what did the variables X, Y, Z, and V stand for?

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

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