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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which group of people was most prone to try escaping?
(a) Newcomers.
(b) Long-term prisoners.
(c) Political prisoners.
(d) Jews.

2. To whom does Levi send his only irate letter?
(a) Dr. T.H. of Hamburg.
(b) L.I. from Westphalia.
(c) Hety S. of Wiesbaden.
(d) H.L from Bavaria.

3. Why does H.L. detest herself?
(a) She sees the German type in her personality.
(b) She does not feel shame for her peoples' actions.
(c) She loves her country.
(d) She loves her mother despite her actions.

4. What do Amery and Levi agree about cultivated people?
(a) They had an easier time learning German.
(b) They had a harder time at manual labor.
(c) They made friends with other prisoners more easily.
(d) They adjusted to life in the lager more quickly.

5. According to Levi, what is the legacy of Nazi ideology?
(a) Bombs and terrorism.
(b) Hatred and violence.
(c) Power and strength.
(d) Fear and slavery.

6. Why does Levi want Survival in Auschwitz to be published in German?
(a) To pay tribute to the few Germans who did help Jews.
(b) To seek revenge against those who oppressed him.
(c) To get back at the Nazis for making him less of an intellectual.
(d) To understand why the masses do not stop the Nazis.

7. What does Levi think about the experiences of lager survivors?
(a) They grow less relevant with each passing generation.
(b) They are a part of history that can be ignored.
(c) They mirror that of people in Germany today.
(d) They are important for people in third world countries.

8. Who was best able to learn the lager's first lesson?
(a) The intellectuals.
(b) Sonderkommandos.
(c) The uncultivated.
(d) Jean Amery and Primo Levi.

9. Which of the following was NOT a purpose that the lagers serve for the Nazis?
(a) Slave labor.
(b) Killing inferior races.
(c) Extending German control throughout Europe.
(d) Eliminating political adversaries.

10. Why do survivors find it difficult to speak with younger generations?
(a) They don't think the horrors they suffered can happen again, but they want to be respected.
(b) They feel they have scary stories to tell and don't want to frighten the children.
(c) They want to feel relevant to the children and find it hard to relate.
(d) They feel they need to be heard but are scared of not being listened to.

11. Why were the tattoos gratuitous?
(a) The tattoos could not be seen under clothing.
(b) The uniforms bore prisoners' numbers.
(c) The prisoners had no names.
(d) The prisoners had memorized their numbers.

12. What did Mala Zimetbaum do that frustrated the Nazis?
(a) She escaped successfully.
(b) She killed herself on the gallows.
(c) She taunted the Nazi guards.
(d) She refused to work.

13. What did Levi do when he was tempted to pray?
(a) He became a believer.
(b) He refused to blaspheme.
(c) He cried.
(d) He prayed.

14. Who did the Nazis conduct medical experiments on?
(a) Monkeys.
(b) Prisoners.
(c) Mice.
(d) Officers.

15. Who does Amery think survive in higher numbers?
(a) Laborers.
(b) Intellectuals.
(c) Believers.
(d) Political prisoners.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is amazed that Levi's writing is not filled with hatred?

2. With whom does Hety S. put Levi in touch?

3. What must align at roll calls?

4. According to Levi, what lessened the perpetrators' guilt?

5. What does Amery write about?

(see the answer keys)

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