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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What Polish province was “a hub for seasonal harvest labor transported across northern Europe” prior to World War II, according to the narrator in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?
(a) Olsztyn.
(b) Oswiecim.
(c) Lublin.
(d) Szlachta.

2. What is Dr. Stern’s first name in the novel?
(a) Howard.
(b) David.
(c) Anders.
(d) Michael.

3. Of the visitor, the narrator says in the conclusion of Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2, “The oppression seeping from these walls, he thinks, can only be deepened by his own misgivings as to” what?
(a) “Who he really is.”
(b) “What happened here fifty years ago.”
(c) “His guilt in the entire affair.”
(d) “Why he has come here in the first place.”

4. What does Wanda read on the sign as the young couple enters the gates at the compound to drop off the traveler in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?
(a) Heil Hitler.
(b) Jedem das Seine.
(c) Arbeit macht frei.
(d) Le travail rend libre!

5. What word from Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4 refers to the distribution of light and shade in a picture?
(a) Ecumenical.
(b) Chiaroscuro.
(c) Visage.
(d) Silhouette.

6. What river does the narrator describe the road following “westward across the frozen landscape” in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?
(a) The Vistula River.
(b) The Danube River.
(c) The Oka River.
(d) The Elbe River.

7. What month is it that the traveler arrives in Poland in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?
(a) August.
(b) September.
(c) December.
(d) February.

8. The door that the traveler knocks on at the concentration camp when he arrives is the door to what former structure in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?
(a) The gas chamber.
(b) The selections platform.
(c) The admissions building.
(d) The prayer room.

9. The narrator says of the traveler and young couple in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2, “Not that he’d deserved much courtesy. They had been kind to lug him thirty miles on a winter road to this” what?
(a) “Szlachta.”
(b) “Cloaca maxima.”
(c) "Jedem das Seine."
(d) “Almanach de Gotha.”

10. Why is the traveler advised against hiring a car to take him from the city to his destination in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?
(a) It is too expensive.
(b) There is a fuel shortage.
(c) There are no taxis.
(d) The cars are too slow.

11. 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) “Experimental medicine.”
(b) “Chiaroscuro.”
(c) “Genetic science.”
(d) “Cyanide gases.”

12. At least how many prisoners died at Auschwitz during the Holocaust?
(a) 1.1 million.
(b) 4.3 million.
(c) 3.2 million.
(d) 2.3 million.

13. When were “those heathen Turks finally driven from Vienna,” according to the narrator in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 5?
(a) 1726.
(b) 1683.
(c) 1495.
(d) 1241.

14. What year does the narrator say it is in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?
(a) 1996.
(b) 2002.
(c) 2001.
(d) 1993.

15. When does the traveler describe southwest Poland having been seized by the Third Reich and Jews driven to the ghetto in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?
(a) June, 1940.
(b) December, 1941.
(c) September, 1939.
(d) August, 1938.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word is used by the narrator in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4 to describe an overseer or “a privileged facilitator of the dirty work” at the concentration camps?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. What is the name of Ben Lama’s retreat assistant, according to the narrator in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4?

5. Who is the survivor-writer that is quoted in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 3 has having said “The Holocaust belongs to the type of enormous experience that reduces one to silence. Any utterance, any statement, any ‘answer’ is tiny, meaningless, and occasionally ridiculous”?

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