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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What often happened during the mass shooting of Jews?
(a) Parents killed their children.
(b) Local people came to watch.
(c) Men tried to bargain for their life.
(d) Some tried to overpower the guards.

2. Who is in the first photograph in "Each time a victim was beaten to death they started to clap"?
(a) Murdered of Kaunas.
(b) Francis the Kaunas.
(c) Death-dealer of Kaunas.
(d) Butcher of Kaunas.

3. What did the Babi Yar Massacre teach the Nazis?
(a) That Ukrainian civilians were willing to help.
(b) That Jews could resist.
(c) That the methods of execution were inefficient.
(d) That civilians were a liability.

4. What did the statements forming "Quite happy to take part in shootings" reveal?
(a) No punishment was incurred by those refusing to participate in mass killings.
(b) Only soldiers were punished for refusing to participate in mass killings.
(c) Only civilians were punished for refusing to participate in mass killings.
(d) Punishment for refusing to participate in mass murder was harsh.

5. Where were the Jews murdered by the unit held in the third document?
(a) A farm.
(b) A prison.
(c) A theater.
(d) A military camp.

6. What did some civilians do to victims ready to be executed?
(a) They beat the victims.
(b) They killed them.
(c) They left.
(d) They tried to save them.

7. Who was executed in "Soldiers sitting on rooftops and platforms watching the show"?
(a) Supposed Communists.
(b) Supposed terrorists.
(c) Supposed saboteurs.
(d) Supposed German soldiers being murdered.

8. Why did the author of "Once again I've got to play general to the Jews" order men to be put to death on several occasions?
(a) Because they were communists.
(b) Because they refused to work.
(c) To make room for new slaves.
(d) For fun.

9. When did the author of "Once again I've got to play general to the Jews" divorce his wife?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1942.
(c) 1944.
(d) 1943.

10. What were details of soldiers sometimes ordered to do?
(a) Assisted executions as spectators.
(b) Destroyed films made during executions.
(c) Took leave during executions.
(d) Prevented civilians from coming to close to the execution site.

11. What did the the statements forming "Quite happy to take part in shootings" show?
(a) Direct participation in the Holocaust was voluntary.
(b) Civilians ready to hide Jews.
(c) People ready to save Jews.
(d) Soldiers ready to disobey orders.

12. What do the three documents in "Pushed to their psychological limits" say victims sometimes did that was difficult for the killer to handle?
(a) They fled.
(b) They fought back.
(c) They resisted.
(d) They hid.

13. Who committed the mass murders described by Johannes Blaskowitz?
(a) Prisoners of war.
(b) The S.S.
(c) The Wehrmacht.
(d) Local civilians.

14. What was the author of "Once again I've got to play general to the Jews" involved with in his youth?
(a) The Communist party.
(b) The Nazis.
(c) Nationalists.
(d) Socialist.

15. What did the author of the first document head?
(a) Einsatzgruppe A.
(b) Einsatzgruppe B.
(c) Einsatzgruppe C.
(d) Einsatzgruppe D.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Johannes Blaskowitz say happened to his troops?

2. Where did the events in "Soldiers sitting on rooftops and platforms watching the show" take place?

3. What does the "Foreword" provide the reader with?

4. What was the author of "Once again I've got to play general to the Jews" convicted of after the war?

5. When did the events in "Soldiers sitting on rooftops and platforms watching the show" take place?

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