Have You Read 'thanks To My Mother'?

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Have You Read thanks To My Mother? - Quiz

The book gives a rare, detailed view of Jewish life in Vilnius during German occupation and contains gritty descriptions of life in the Vilnius Ghetto and the circumstances of those deported from the ghetto for slave labor in Germany. Let's ace this!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where was Susan Weksler born?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Paris

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Russia

    Correct Answer
    B. Paris
    Explanation
    Susan Weksler was born in Paris.

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  • 2. 

    In which year did the Germans occupy her city and captured it?

    • A.

      1940

    • B.

      1941

    • C.

      1942

    • D.

      1943

    Correct Answer
    B. 1941
    Explanation
    In 1941, the Germans occupied and captured her city.

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  • 3. 

    How many of her extended family survived the war?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    D. 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3. This suggests that out of her extended family, only three members were able to survive the war.

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  • 4. 

    Who was Susan's husband?

    • A.

      David

    • B.

      Dolka

    • C.

      Isak

    • D.

      Raja

    Correct Answer
    A. David
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the name of Susan's husband. The correct answer is David.

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  • 5. 

    How old was Susan when her parents divorced?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 8
    Explanation
    Based on the information given, it is stated that Susan's parents divorced. The question asks for Susan's age at the time of the divorce. Among the given options, the age 8 is the only one that matches the information provided. Therefore, Susan was 8 years old when her parents divorced.

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  • 6. 

    Why was Susan's father killed?

    • A.

      He was Jew

    • B.

      He murder a German soldier

    • C.

      He divorced his wife

    • D.

      He spoke against the Germans

    Correct Answer
    A. He was Jew
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Susan's father was killed because he was a Jew. This suggests that during a certain period or in a specific context, being Jewish was considered a reason for persecution or targeted violence. This could be related to historical events such as the Holocaust during World War II, where millions of Jews were systematically killed by the Nazis.

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  • 7. 

    What symbol was used for the easy identification of the Jews?

    • A.

      Red star

    • B.

      Pink star

    • C.

      White star

    • D.

      Yellow star

    Correct Answer
    D. Yellow star
    Explanation
    During the Holocaust, the yellow star was used for the easy identification of Jews. This symbol was mandated by the Nazis as a means to segregate and discriminate against Jews, making it easier to target them for persecution and ultimately extermination. Wearing the yellow star was a clear and visible sign of one's Jewish identity, which allowed the Nazis to enforce their discriminatory policies and carry out their systematic genocide.

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  • 8. 

    How many children did Susan have for her husband?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    The answer is 2 because the question asks how many children Susan had for her husband, implying that she may have had children from other relationships. Therefore, the correct answer is 2, indicating that Susan had two children with her husband.

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  • 9. 

    What's the name of Susan's step sister? 

    • A.

      Dolka

    • B.

      Raja

    • C.

      Isak

    • D.

      Rabino

    Correct Answer
    A. Dolka
    Explanation
    Dolka is the name of Susan's step sister.

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  • 10. 

    Who hid Susan in a coal bin to protect her from being captured and killed?

    • A.

      Hosenfeld

    • B.

      Mclntryne

    • C.

      Wehrmacht

    • D.

      Wilm

    Correct Answer
    C. Wehrmacht
    Explanation
    During World War II, the Wehrmacht was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany. In this context, the Wehrmacht refers to the German military. The question asks who hid Susan in a coal bin to protect her from being captured and killed. Given that the Wehrmacht was the German military, it can be inferred that members of the Wehrmacht were responsible for hiding Susan.

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