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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. In the Prologue, the narrator remarks that only Schindler, Madritsch, and Titsch regularly spent money on this commodity. What is it?
(a) Extra bread.
(b) Soup for the factory workers.
(c) Extra shoes.
(d) Extra uniforms.

2. In the Prologue, Schindler remarks that Goeth turns into what when drunk?
(a) A blubbering idiot.
(b) A happy drunk.
(c) A sadist.
(d) A masochist.

3. How did Poldek Pfefferberg escape the OD?
(a) By saying that his mother was dying.
(b) By throwing up on his boss.
(c) By feigning a back injury.
(d) By pretending he had flat feet.

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

5. In Chapter 10, Keneally states that the SS was becoming more powerful because they were becoming:
(a) Inured to the suffering through which they were putting the Jews.
(b) Not simply the arm of policy, but the makers of it as well.
(c) Closer to the Fuhrer.
(d) Able to distance themselves from their actions and their victims.

Short Answer Questions

1. In which country does the novel take place?

2. What types of records does Keneally say were kept of Schindler's black-market deals?

3. Where did Danka Dresner attempt to hide?

4. By midsummer of 1940, how many people were employed at Schindler's Emalia plant?

5. How long did Schindler court Emilie before marrying her?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did young Olek Rosner get some water when the train from Goleszow finally stopped?

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

3. After arriving in Munich, where did Oskar and Emilie initially lodge?

4. 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?

5. Explain why you think pharmacist Bachner returned from Prokocim to the Cracow ghetto, rather than trying to escape to freedom.

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

7. Chapter 23 tells the story of Regina Perlman, a Jew living under forged South American papers. She goes to Schindler to beg for the transfer of her parents to Emalia. What were the risks on both sides of this transaction?

8. What types of professions merited a blue sticker on the new identity cards, as described in Chapter 13?

9. In Chapter 21, Keneally writes, "they thought of him as a good enough fellow who'd been stricken with a form of Jew-love as with a virus. . . But he would have to pay for his disease." What does Keneally mean by that?

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

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