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Gordon Zahn
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why wasn't rejecting the Nazi Party an automatic death sentence?
(a) There were loopholes in the law.
(b) The judges were easily bribed.
(c) The Nazis were trying to win opposition over.
(d) The firing squads were not sharp shooters.

2. What did the majority of people in Jagerstatter 's village think of his death?
(a) It was deserved.
(b) It was unforeseen.
(c) It was a waste.
(d) It was predictable.

3. What does Jagerstatter's lawyer say about the odds during his trial?
(a) They were excellent.
(b) They were good because of the judge.
(c) They were against success.
(d) They were in-between.

4. What was Jagerstatter told in the car during his transfer?
(a) That he would be executed that night.
(b) That his wife was being imprisoned.
(c) That he would be executed in a week.
(d) That he would be executed that afternoon.

5. What did most of the village do after the Jagerstatter's arrest, according to his wife?
(a) They tried to avoid her.
(b) They joined the army.
(c) They joined the resistance.
(d) They supported her.

6. What did Jagerstatter not reveal to his wife when he wrote her a few days after the sentencing?
(a) That she would have to pay for the bullet that would kill him.
(b) That he was going to die.
(c) That he was sick.
(d) That he was released.

7. What does Zahn say didn't impact Jagerstatter ?
(a) His mother's weak health.
(b) The principles of the sect.
(c) His daughter's plea for him to stay safe.
(d) His wife's resentment toward his cousin.

8. What did Jagerstatter's wife say he was trying to do for his cousin?
(a) Get his cousin a job at the prison.
(b) Get his cousin back to the Catholic faith.
(c) Get his cousin to join the army.
(d) Get his cousin to follow him to Britain.

9. What does Zahn say might have been detrimental to his research?
(a) Being Catholic.
(b) Articles in the local newspapers.
(c) Being American.
(d) Talking to Jagerstatter's wife.

10. What did the train in Jagerstatter's dream represent?
(a) National Socialism.
(b) Himself.
(c) The world.
(d) Austria.

11. Why did Mary think the villagers were not inclined to talk with Zahn?
(a) Because they didn't want to appear as if they supported Jagerstatter.
(b) Because most of them forgot about the incident.
(c) Because of an uneasy conscience.
(d) Because he was American.

12. What type of organization likely had no contact with Jagerstatter ?
(a) Organized Nazi resistance.
(b) Communism.
(c) Farming union.
(d) American envoys.

13. What did Jagerstatter admire about his cousin's faith?
(a) Its dress code.
(b) Its community.
(c) Its opposition to war on principle.
(d) Its mass.

14. Who did Jagerstatter tell his wife not to think evil of?
(a) The judges.
(b) Hitler.
(c) Those who decided to serve the military.
(d) His lawyer.

15. What did both Mrs. Jagerstatter and the priest in Jagerstatter 's village say Jagerstatter would have fought for?
(a) The Nazi occupation.
(b) Communism.
(c) God.
(d) His family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did some people try to do publicly?

2. What was the name of the chaplain whose memoir Zahn used?

3. Who put his career and life at risk in pleading for Jagerstatter?

4. Who was present during Jagerstatter last visit beside his visitors?

5. What duty did Jagerstatter tell his wife and family that a man is not excused of?

(see the answer keys)

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