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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 Sajer say was suspicious to the military police officers who interrogated him?
2. What vehicle did Sajer catch a ride on in Part 4 Chapter 11?
3. Where was Sajer's division regrouping according to Part 5 Chapter 16?
4. How many German soldiers were killed when the Russians collapsed the pocket of German resistance in Part 4 Chapter 10?
5. What does Sajer say Wesreidau did while waiting to cross the river?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened when the Germany army crossed the Dnieper River according to Sajer?
2. What happened during Sajer's train ride back to the front?
3. What did Sajer and his unit discover in the supposedly empty village they passed through and what happened in that village?
4. What city did Sajer and his companions retreat to and why?
5. How long did Sajer spend in the hospital according to Part 4 -To The West?
6. What type of unit were the blocking squads?
7. How did Sajer and his companions escape Memel?
8. How did Lensen die?
9. What was the Regiment forced to do in order to obey its order to break through the Russian encirclement and retreat?
10. Where did the replacement soldiers assigned to Sajer's regiment in Part 4 -To The West come from?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The German army started enrolling members of the Hitler Youth and older men to the army in 1943. Considering the age and physical condition of the new recruits, what difference did they make on the battlefield? How many young (less than 16) and old (more than 60) men were incorporated in the army and in what capacity did they serve?
Essay Topic 2
Sajer's father taught him to fear and hate the German soldiers. Discuss what might have made him want to enlist in the German army.
Essay Topic 3
The treatment of Russian prisoners is seen through the eyes of Sajer. Sajer himself says that his book should not be read for its historical accuracy, but for its emotional content. Was the treatment of Russian prisoners historically accurate or did Sajer exaggerate?
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