The Drowned and the Saved Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What was the lager's first lesson?

2. How many times did Levi fight back against a fellow prisoner?

3. What is Germany now considered?

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

5. Who was Elias?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the relationship between Levi and his German publisher and translator.

2. What did Levi learn through the study of chemistry?

3. What happened to intellectuals who did manage to flee Germany "beforehand?"

4. List some examples of the violence that stems from World War II.

5. How does Levi explain the stereotype of rebellion?

6. What did the women at Birkenau use their bowls for?

7. Which types of professionals were allowed to practice their trade in the lagers?

8. Why is Levi interested in corresponding with H.L., the student from Bavaria?

9. Who were counted at roll calls?

10. How did Levi feel after he kicked Elias?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Levi states that victims and oppressors are both tormented by memories.

Part 1: Explain the kinds of memories that the victims might have and why these memories are difficult, even forty years after the fact.

Part 2: Explain why and how oppressors tend to hide from memories of their past actions.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the writing style and the tone of the book. How does it contribute to the overall impact of the book?

Essay Topic 3

From a Nazi perspective, discuss the reasons why the lagers were a necessary part of the war.

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