# The Devil's Arithmetic Quiz Questions

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• 1.

### What city is Hannah Stern from?

• A.

New Rochelle, NY

• B.

Chicago, IL

• C.

Lublin, Poland

• D.

Berlin, Germany

A. New Rochelle, NY
Explanation
Hannah Stern is from New Rochelle, NY.

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• 2.

### Where did Aaron always hide during the Seder dinner?

• A.

In trash can

• B.

Under the bed

• C.

In the bathroom

• D.

Behind the couch

C. In the bathroom
Explanation
Aaron always hides in the bathroom during the Seder dinner.

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• 3.

### What "adult" thing does Hannah get to do at the Seder dinner?

• A.

• B.

Drink wine

• C.

Eat everything on her plate

• D.

Stay up late

B. Drink wine
Explanation
Hannah gets to drink wine at the Seder dinner. This is considered an "adult" thing to do because typically, children are not allowed to consume alcohol. In many cultures and traditions, the legal drinking age is 21, so it is seen as a privilege and a sign of maturity to be able to drink wine as an adult. At the Seder dinner, it is likely that Hannah has reached a certain age or level of responsibility where she is now allowed to partake in this adult activity.

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• 4.

### What city was Chaya from?

• A.

Shtetl

• B.

Viosk

• C.

Lublin

• D.

Berlin

C. Lublin
Explanation
Chaya was from the city of Lublin.

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• 5.

### What does "Chaya" mean?

• A.

Life

• B.

Remember

• C.

Love

• D.

Joy

A. Life
Explanation
The word "Chaya" means life.

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• 6.

### What two characters were supposed to get married?

• A.

Gitl and Shmuel

• B.

Reuven and Tzipporah

• C.

Shifre and Esther

• D.

Shmuel and Fayge

D. Shmuel and Fayge
• 7.

### List in the correct order of what happened to the Jews when they arrived to the camp.

• A.

Tattoo, shower, hair cut

• B.

Shower, hair cut, tattoo

• C.

Hair cut, shower, tattoo

B. Shower, hair cut, tattoo
Explanation
When the Jews arrived at the camp, the first step was for them to take a shower. After the shower, their hair was cut. Finally, they were tattooed. This order was followed as part of the dehumanization process in the concentration camps, where the prisoners were stripped of their identity and treated as mere numbers.

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• 8.

### What did the Jews eat everyday at the camp?

• A.

Beans and rice

• B.

• C.

• D.

Potato soup and hard, dry bread

D. Potato soup and hard, dry bread
Explanation
During their time in the camp, the Jews ate potato soup and hard, dry bread. This answer suggests that the food provided to them was minimal and lacked variety. The potato soup and hard, dry bread were likely the only sustenance they received on a daily basis, highlighting the harsh conditions and limited resources available to them in the camp.

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• 9.

### Who escaped from camp?

• A.

Wolfe

• B.

Gitl

• C.

Yitzchak

• D.

Chaya

C. Yitzchak
Explanation
Yitzchak escaped from the camp.

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• 10.

### Who taught Chaya how to remember her number?

• A.

Shifre

• B.

Blokova

• C.

Fayge

• D.

Rivka

D. Rivka
Explanation
Rivka taught Chaya how to remember her number.

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• 11.

### What does "Argeit Macht Frei" mean?

• A.

Work makes you free

• B.

Long live Germany

• C.

Jews must work

• D.

Heil Hitler

A. Work makes you free
Explanation
"Arbeit Macht Frei" is a German phrase that translates to "Work makes you free." This slogan was famously displayed at the entrances of several Nazi concentration camps during World War II, including Auschwitz. The phrase was used to deceive and manipulate prisoners, giving them false hope that if they worked hard enough, they would eventually be set free. In reality, it was a cruel and ironic message, as the prisoners were subjected to forced labor, torture, and ultimately, death. The phrase has since become a symbol of the Holocaust and the atrocities committed by the Nazis.

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• 12.

### What does the title, "The Devil's Arithmetic" mean?

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