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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 river is south of Voronezh according to Part 1 Chapter 2?
2. What was Guy Sajer's unit part of?
3. What weapon was Hals issued in Part 2 Chapter 6?
4. What was the entrance to the bomb shelter Sajer tried to enter during a bombing in Berlin blocked by?
5. What does Sajer say fell constantly in Part 1 Chapter 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. How many soldiers were involved in the Belgorod offensive according to Sajer?
2. Why was Sajer proud of his uniform in the Author's Preface and Prologue?
3. What was the first offensive Sajer participated in with his new unit?
4. Where does Sajer say he and his unit went after Warsaw?
5. What type of training did Sajer and his unit completed at the Polish fortress?
6. What happened after the feldwebel took his clothes off in the Author's Preface and Prologue?
7. What happened when the Poles tried to sell Sajer and his unit some eggs?
8. What food does Sajer say he and his unit were given before departing for Poland?
9. What example does Sajer give to the German military superiority in Part 1- Russia??
10. Who did Sajer drive with during the German retreat from the Don River and what happened to that person?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sajer was sick during parts of the retreat. How were sick soldiers treated on the front lines? How many casualties did the Germany army suffer because of sickness? What type of sickness was common on the Russian front?
Essay Topic 2
The Germans in the army didn't like Alsacians, blaming anything they perceived as weakness on their French heritage. Why were the Alsacians singled out despite Germany's claim on the territory shown by the inclusion of the Alsace region in the Third Reich. What other countries had troops on the front line and did they have the same rapport with the Germans?
Essay Topic 3
Partisans were responsible for many casualties and disruptions from behind the lines. Who were the Partisans? Why were they fighting? How were they organized and who commanded them?
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