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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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 did not find them to be a threat.
(c) They viewed them as entertainment, much like pets.
(d) They found them "interesting" and wanted to study them.

3. What physical feature caused Olga to be subjected to ridicule and beatings?
(a) Her lopsided ears.
(b) Her naturally thin eyebrows.
(c) Her large nose.
(d) Her full bosom.

4. How far was the morgue from the hospital?
(a) Over an hour's walk.
(b) Forty minutes.
(c) A half-hour's walk.
(d) Ten minutes.

5. What happened to the Veterinarian the night that her lover was taken to the gas chamber?
(a) She became mute.
(b) She had a heart attack and died.
(c) She committed suicide.
(d) Her hair turned almost completely white.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did L. insist that Olga give out all of the news that he delivered to her?

2. Why did the young girl who worked with Olga break into hysterical laughter one day when they entered the morgue?

3. Where did Olga and the other women get bread for their journey?

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

5. What song did Olga and the other inmates listen to on the phonograph record?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Olga still have faith in mankind, despite her tragic experience?

2. What evidence suggested to Olga that Dr. Klein had some compassion?

3. How did the Germans use work assignments to break the spirits of the prisoners?

4. How did the conditions in camp reveal a person's true nature?

5. How did Olga's colleague, Dr. G, cope with the stress of living in camp?

6. What examples did Olga offer to illustrate the emotional strength of some prisoners?

7. What steps did the Nazis take in order to reassure the newly arrived deportees that their lives in the camp would be bearable?

8. Describe Olga's second, and last, meeting with her husband.

9. How did L. give Olga a reason to live?

10. Why did Olga and her colleagues begin to murder newborn babies?

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