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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. 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?
(a) Vorarbeiter.
(b) Chiaroscuro.
(c) Kaddish.
(d) Shofar.

2. What word used in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4 refers to an earnest desire for achievement or distinction?
(a) Pedantic.
(b) Ambition.
(c) Fatigue.
(d) Visage.

3. 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 Danube River.
(b) The Oka River.
(c) The Vistula River.
(d) The Elbe River.

4. When was Tadeusz Borowski born?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1932.
(c) 1818.
(d) 1922.

5. Who was the commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp from May 1940 to November 1943?
(a) Rudolf Höss.
(b) Aharon Appelfeld.
(c) Hanz Frank.
(d) Franz Xaver Schwarz.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Ben Lama offer the microphone after opening the meeting following dinner at the museum auditorium in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 5?

2. How many “pilgrims” does Dr. Stern say have come to attend the retreat in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 3?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. What was the name of Clements Olin’s maternal grandfather?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Olin set out alone for Birkenau after lunch in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4?

2. How has the group dynamic evolved when the narrative returns to the present tense in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 5?

3. Who greets Olin once he arrives at his destination in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?

4. How do Mirek and Wanda respond when they arrive at Olin’s destination in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?

5. How do Mirek and Wanda respond when Olin points out the historical facts of the area in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?

6. Where has “the traveler” arrived in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1? What does he learn upon his arrival?

7. What confrontation takes place between Earwig and Olin outside the crematorium in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4?

8. What is taking place when Mr. Earwig initiates a conflict in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4?

9. What is on the agenda for the first morning of the retreat in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 3?

10. What are Dr. Olin’s personal reasons for attending the retreat, according to the narrator in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 3?

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