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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 5 refers to people of noble or high rank?

2. The man who points out the different locations at the camp in the dormitory in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2 says to the traveler, “Why do you stare, if I may ask? You never see” what before?

3. Who harasses the Catholic novices when they light a candle in the Hunger Cell in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4?

4. In what year did Rudolf Höss join the Nazi Party?

5. What is the Brick Gothic church that was “destroyed in the thirteenth century by Asian Tatars” and rebuilt in the fourteenth century, according to the narrator in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Olin consider about his behavior after the departure of Wanda and Mirek in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?

2. 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?

3. How does Dr. Stern describe his personal mission in attending the retreat in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 3?

4. What does Olin consider about the concept of “bearing witness” in Part II: “In the Ogre’s Cave,” Chapter 4?

5. How does Dr. Stern describe the mission of the retreat in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 3? Who has come to attend the retreat?

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

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

8. Who are the locals that the traveler meets at the café in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1? Where do they take him?

9. How is the setting described in the opening of Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 2?

10. How is the setting of Kasmierz described in Part I: “A Guest of Poland,” Chapter 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, Young Woman with Ermine. What happened to this painting during World War II? Where was it discovered? When was the painting returned to Cracow? What does this painting symbolize to Clements Olin in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze the character of G. Earwig in the novel. How does Earwig’s behavior stand apart from the other retreat attendees? Where is Earwig from? What do you think his objectives are in attending the retreat?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the character of Dr. Anders Stern in the novel. Where is Dr. Stern from? How is his appearance described? What can you discern of Dr. Stern’s demeanor based on his actions in the novel?

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