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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. Because of a detour, how long did it take Jean and Levi to collect the ration in Chapter 11?
2. In Chapter 12, how sturdy were the air-raid shelters and walls that were erected?
3. In Chapter 16, what would prisoners receive if they emerged wet from the shower?
4. In Chapter 12, from where did convoys come throughout the spring?
5. In Chapter 15, how many prisoners arrived in the Lager from the Lodz ghetto?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Jean make himself indispensable to Alex in Chapter 11?
2. Why was a man hung in Chapter 15?
3. In Chapter 13, what did the coming of winter mean?
4. What was "Operation File"?
5. Why did Levi live through the great selection of October 1944 with tranquility?
6. Why was it highly unlikely that Levi or his comrades would be able to pass the examination to get into the Chemical Kommando?
7. Who were the Prominents?
8. How did the Blockaltester set up a system of control to make sure the prisoners took showers?
9. In Chapter 12, what news did the prisoners hear and how did it make them feel?
10. Who were most of the non-Jewish Prominents?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Levi spent twenty days in the infirmary. Why did Levi spend time in the infirmary? What was the process for being admitted? What was the examination process like? Was it possible to fool the doctors or nurses? How effective was the infirmary for the sick?
Essay Topic 2
The nights were filled with dreams and nightmares for Levi and the other prisoners. Why did the men have restless dreams? What were some of the dreams that Levi described? How were his dreams similar to the dreams of other prisoners? What were some of the nightmares Levi experienced? Did other men experience the same types of nightmares?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 14, the prisoners often found something good in even the very bad. If it was rainy, what might the prisoners be glad about? How did infinitesimal things keep prisoners from despair? If it really got bad, what did they always feel that they could resort to? Were the prisoners more optimists or pessimists?
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