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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the traveler attempt to give to Wanda before the couple departs, leaving him at the concentration camp, in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?
(a) A pearl bracelet.
(b) A photograph.
(c) A gold ring.
(d) A piece of amber.

2. During what century does the narrator say Poland “ruled all Europe from the Baltic east to the Black Sea” in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 5?
(a) The thirteenth century.
(b) The fifteenth century.
(c) The sixteenth century.
(d) The seventeenth century.

3. The traveler describes Cecilia Gallerani as whose adolescent mistress in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?
(a) Leonardo da Vinci’s.
(b) Charlemagne’s.
(c) King Henry VIII’s.
(d) Count Ludovico Sforza’s.

4. What Viennese Holocaust survivor is quoted in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 5 as having said, “We who have come back, we know. The best of us did not return”?
(a) Rudolf Höss.
(b) Franz Xaver Schwarz.
(c) Viktor Frankl.
(d) Primo Levi.

5. The traveler learns upon arriving in the city that the buses that go to his destination won’t be available before when, in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?
(a) Next month.
(b) Summer.
(c) Monday.
(d) Spring.

6. What does the traveler order for Wanda to drink when they return to the café for his luggage in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?
(a) Champagne.
(b) Beer.
(c) Hot cocoa.
(d) Lemonade.

7. What word is used to describe the ram’s horn blown as a wind instrument in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4?
(a) Kaddish.
(b) Visage.
(c) Shofar.
(d) Chiaroscuro.

8. How old was Olin when he was sent away to boarding school, according to the narrator in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 5?
(a) 8.
(b) 13.
(c) 5.
(d) 10.

9. What literary work of Tadeusz Borowski is described in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 3?
(a) This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen.
(b) The Metamorphosis.
(c) Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates.
(d) Waiting for Godot.

10. Inside the concentration camp, the narrator describes Block 10 as the location where “the assorted sadisms” of what were administered, in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4?
(a) “Genetic science.”
(b) “Cyanide gases.”
(c) “Experimental medicine.”
(d) “Chiaroscuro.”

11. Whom does the traveler recall having said to him of his trip to Poland, “You really have no choice about it, do you?” in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) His mother.
(c) His stepmother.
(d) His father.

12. What word from Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 5 refers to people of noble or high rank?
(a) Vorarbeiter.
(b) Patricians.
(c) Ecumenical.
(d) Chiaroscuro.

13. In what year did Rudolf Höss join the Nazi Party?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1922.
(c) 1931.
(d) 1933.

14. Dr. Stern describes the retreatants at the concentration camp as having come from how many countries in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 3?
(a) 4.
(b) 8.
(c) 6.
(d) 12.

15. Of those who witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust, Dr. Stern says what “is about all we have in common with those poor doomed bastards” in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 5?
(a) “Our compassion.”
(b) “Our digestive tracts.”
(c) “Our genetic code.”
(d) “Our grief.”

Short Answer Questions

1. The traveler is said to have once been a resident of what location in the U.S. in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?

2. What word from Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2 means ostentatious in one’s learning, or overly concerned with minute formalisms?

3. What year does the narrator say it is in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?

4. How many Jews does the traveler tell his companions were murdered after World War II in Poland in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?

5. Which of the retreat attendees is described in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 3 as “unaffiliated” in terms of religion and as having “no indicated nationality”?

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