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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 does Levi consider the duty of historians?

2. What happened to Germans who were found helping Jews escape?

3. In what year is Survival in Auschwitz first published?

4. Which was NOT a reason that Jews have no where to run?

5. Who became Jean Amery?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Jean Amery's life before he arrived in Auschwitz.

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

3. Levi considers the violence perpetrated by the Nazis to have been useless except for one thing. What was it?

4. What is Levi's explanation for why Jews did not try to escape?

5. Why does Levi agree with Amery that believers had an easier time in the lager?

6. How does Levi explain the stereotype of rebellion?

7. Summarize Levi's response to Dr. T.H. of Hamburg.

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

9. Describe the relationship between Amery and Levi after liberation.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the reasons why prisoners were not able to rebel and overthrow an entire lager. Consider living conditions as well as psychological reasons.

Essay Topic 2

Levi writes this book hoping to receive letters that help him answer the question of whether or not Germans can be understood. Do you think Levi gets his answer? Do you think Germans can be understood for their role in the Holocaust?

Essay Topic 3

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

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