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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 gift does Schindler give Helen Hirsch?
(a) Some leftovers from dinner.
(b) A candy bar.
(c) Money.
(d) A jacket.

2. Where did the Rosner brothers go in their attempt to escape the actions of the Germans?
(a) Cracow.
(b) Tyniec.
(c) Lodz.
(d) Wegierska.

3. How much does Oskar use to bribe the SS man to buy him a bottle of vodka in Chapter 11?
(a) 50 zloty.
(b) 60 zloty.
(c) 40 zloty.
(d) 75 zloty.

4. In Chapter Three, what does Keneally say will eventually happen to the Pfefferbergs?
(a) They would be ordered out of their apartment and their valuables taken.
(b) They would have to flee to Switzerland.
(c) They would escape to Germany.
(d) They would be taken to a concentration camp.

5. In Chapter 10, Schindler becomes familiar with someone because of his daily drives past the ghetto area. Who was that person?
(a) Natalya Pomorska.
(b) Artur Rosenburg.
(c) Artur Rosenzweig.
(d) Symche Spira.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter Two, Oskar Schindler meets a Jewish accountant named. . .

2. With the assistance of Stern, Schindler obtains:

3. Who was president of the Judenrat in Chapter 7?

4. In Chapter 11, Szymon Jereth is the "unofficial manager" of what?

5. In Chapter One, Oskar Schindler meets Eberhard Gebauer, who offers Schindler the opportunity to join the. . .

Short Essay Questions

1. Of Schindler's first arrest, Keneally writes "he would have enjoyed a radio." What does that tell you about Schindler?

2. In the Prologue, Keneally describes "a prison road paved with Jewish gravestones." Discuss the symbolism of this image.

3. Why are the doctors in Chapter 34 so worried about the possibility of a typhus outbreak at Brinnlitz?

4. Why do you think the shopkeepers at the beginning of Chapter 2 accepted worthless currency in exchange for perfectly good bolts of cloth?

5. The Trustees of Yad Vashem began to collect testimonies regarding Oskar. Were all of them positive? If not, what was a complaint?

6. At the beginning of Chapter 14, Keneally says "Even in the summer of 1942 it was impossible to guess at the connections between such a man as this and those ovens of extraordinary cubic capacity." What does he mean by this?

7. In the Prologue, Keneally describes Schindler as "Sudenten German--Arkansas to their Manhattan, Liverpool to their Cambridge." What does he mean by this?

8. What does Pfefferberg's actions in Chapter 21, when he's looking for Mila, tell you about the man?

9. In Chapter 5, Keneally mentions the Germans' "resettlement policy." What was meant by that term?

10. After some of the war crimes trials, Oskar uses money from the Joint Distribution Committee to become a farmer of sorts. What does he decide to farm, and where?

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