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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the author describe smoking in the concentration camps?
(a) Prison doctors.
(b) The prisoners who worked in the kitchen.
(c) The Capo and the suicidal.
(d) Railway workers.

2. Why does the author decide not to try to escape the concentration camp?
(a) He decides that his recent good mood would make the escape too obvious, and asks his friend to escape on his own.
(b) He fears that the route out of the camp is too visible.
(c) He decides that he would rather stay with his patients.
(d) He believes that there is too much space outside the concentration camp, and they will not make it to the next populated town.

3. What kind of event does the author attend with the camp's chief officer?
(a) A seance.
(b) A private meal.
(c) A meeting where SS officials discuss punishment.
(d) A medical presentation on Measles.

4. During the time that the author spent in concentration camps, what does he describe as his main work?
(a) Preparing bodies for burial.
(b) Working in the kitchen.
(c) Digging and laying tracks for railway lines.
(d) Cleaning the guards' living and work quarters.

5. Who narrates this story?
(a) A woman who hid Jews in her home to save them from the concentration camps.
(b) A concentration camp survivor.
(c) A former Nazi.
(d) A woman who claims to have grown up with Hitler.

6. Who does the author claim entertained thoughts of suicide in the concentration camp?
(a) The author claims these thoughts were particularly common among men.
(b) The author notes that nearly all of the prisoners entertained these thoughts.
(c) He notes there was a high suicide rate among the Capos.
(d) The author writes that suicide was most common when it was snowing.

7. What does Frankl call "the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire."
(a) Love.
(b) Faith.
(c) Belonging.
(d) Hope.

8. What is the principal question that the author tries to address?
(a) "What early childhood trauma may have prompted Hitler to his terrible ideas?"
(b) "Why did so many people follow such an extreme leader?"
(c) "Why did the atrocities in the concentration camps go on for so long?"
(d) "How was everyday life in a prison camp reflected in the mind of the average person?"

9. What kind of outbreak affected the prisoners at the author's camp?
(a) Measles.
(b) Scarlet Fever.
(c) A strong seasonal flu.
(d) Typhus.

10. Why was the author not bothered by sitting near lice-infested human corpses?
(a) As a doctor, he knew that if he were infected with lice, he could easily treat himself.
(b) He was able to distract himself thinking of his love for his wife.
(c) He was emotionally distanced from death, and saw the humor in the situation.
(d) He was able, near these bodies, to spend a few minutes alone.

11. What does Frankl believe explains the lack of sexual urge in the concentration camp?
(a) Stress.
(b) Undernourishment.
(c) Shock.
(d) Fear.

12. Frankl was sent to another camp after his stay in Auschwitz. Why were the prisoners there pleased?
(a) There were no gas chambers.
(b) There was no snow.
(c) The food was good.
(d) The SS was not as cruel.

13. When Frankl was scheduled to be transported to another camp, what did the chief doctor do?
(a) Created a new position for Frankl in the next camp.
(b) Forged a letter of introduction.
(c) Arranged for Frankl to stay.
(d) Fired Frankl from his job.

14. What kind of complex does the author write prisoners suffered from?
(a) A Napoleon complex.
(b) A Marytyr complex.
(c) A Persecution complex.
(d) An Inferiority complex.

15. What symptom characterizes the first mental phase of prisoners in concentration camps?
(a) Depression.
(b) Shock.
(c) Grief.
(d) Fatigue.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Frankl think when he saw a group of convicts pass by?

2. How did Frankl earn the favor of "The Murderous Capo"?

3. Who greets the prisoners upon their arrival at the concentration camp?

4. What does the author claim helped to detach prisoner's minds from their surroundings?

5. How did prisoners experience beauty?

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