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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. When was Tadeusz Borowski married to his fiancée Maria?
(a) 1946.
(b) 1939.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1959.

2. What word from the novel refers to the religious official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical portion of a service and sings or chants the prayers?
(a) Kaddish.
(b) Shofar.
(c) Cantor.
(d) Vorarbeiter.

3. How many digits make up Malan’s prison number from Auschwitz?
(a) 5.
(b) 6.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

4. Who does Olin describe in Part IV: “In Paradise,” Chapter 16 as having “celebrated that vital joy in his atavistic impulse to devour the raw heart of a deer that is slain bare-handed”?
(a) Percy Shelley.
(b) Henry David Thoreau.
(c) Walt Whitman.
(d) Samuel Beckett.

5. What word from Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 9 means of doubtful authorship or authenticity?
(a) Sardonic.
(b) Pernicious.
(c) Apocryphal.
(d) Recalcitrant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who stands against the “diabolical” concept of dancing at Auschwitz and condemns those who danced, regardless of the fact that he’d joined in, in Part III: “Dancing at Auschwitz,” Chapter 11?

2. What word used by Father Mikal in Part III: “Dancing at Auschwitz,” Chapter 13 means easily influenced?

3. Father Mikal implies in Part III: “Dancing at Auschwitz,” Chapter 13 that the mother-superior warned him that who had brought malicious gossip from their diocese to the retreat?

4. What word from Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 7 means resisting authority or control, or disobedient?

5. What word from Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 6 means causing insidious harm or ruin?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the theme of the human capacity for evil explored in Part III: “Dancing at Auschwitz,” Chapter 11?

2. Why does Olin go into the town of Oswiecim in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 8? What does he take with him?

3. How does Olin come to meet Sister Catherine in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 6?

4. What is significant about the tattoo that Malan shows Olin in Part III: “Dancing at Auschwitz,” Chapter 13?

5. What does Olin learn about Father Mikal in Cracow in Part IV: “In Paradise,” Chapter 16?

6. Where does Olin go after Catherine bids him farewell in Part IV: “In Paradise,” Chapter 16?

7. What story does Rainer reveal of his family in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 7?

8. What realities about his grandparents does Olin come to terms with in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 6?

9. What happens with Sister Ann-Marie during the prayer service in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 8?

10. Who steps forward to “bear witness” at the meditation meeting in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 10? What does this character reveal?

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