Holocaust General Facts Quiz

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The Holocaust Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz consists of twenty-multiple choice questions that requires general knowledge regarding the historical event, the Holocaust.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did the Holocaust begin?
    • A. 

      January 1933

    • B. 

      January 1934

    • C. 

      January 1930

    • D. 

      January 1932

  • 2. 
    Why were young children targeted by the Nazi's to be murdered?
    • A. 

      They posed a threat because if they lived, they would retaliate.

    • B. 

      They posed a threat because if they lived, they would grow up to be a parent of a new generation of Jews.

    • C. 

      They were easy to get a hold of.

    • D. 

      They posed a threat because they hated Jews and old Jews

  • 3. 
    The majority of people who were deported to labor and death camps were transported by what?
    • A. 

      Cattle wagon

    • B. 

      Train

    • C. 

      Bus

    • D. 

      Ship

  • 4. 
    The Auschwitz complex included what three large camps?
    • A. 

      Auschwitz, Birkenau, Mohowitz

    • B. 

      Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Dachau

    • C. 

      Chelmno, Sobibor, Belzek

    • D. 

      Auschwitz, Dachau, Chelmno

  • 5. 
    What was constructed during the Wannsee Conference in January 1942, in which the Nazis would attempt to exterminate the entire Jewish population of Europe?
    • A. 

      "Conference Solution"

    • B. 

      "Final Solution"

    • C. 

      "Constructed Solution"

    • D. 

      "Last Solution"

  • 6. 
    On December ___, 1942 the Western Allies publicly denounced the massacre of the Jewish people, but they failed to do anything about it.
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      17

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      20

  • 7. 
    _____________ was the Nazi minister of propaganda and prior to 1933, head of the Nazi organization in Berlin.
    • A. 

      Wilhem Frick

    • B. 

      Lutz Graf Schwerin

    • C. 

      Adolf Hitler

    • D. 

      Joseph Goebbels

  • 8. 
    Of the nine million Jews, who lived in Europe before the Holocaust, an estimate of ___ were murdered.
    • A. 

      2/3

    • B. 

      1/3

    • C. 

      1/2

    • D. 

      1/4

  • 9. 
    Hitler introduced the _______ laws in ______ which made it illegal for Germans to marry or have sex with Jews.
    • A. 

      Nuremberg, 1935

    • B. 

      Nuremberg, 1936

    • C. 

      Nuremberg-state, 1936

    • D. 

      Nuremberg-city, 1935

  • 10. 
    On November, 1938 _______ enacted the Regulations Against Jews' possession of Weapons' which made it illegal for Jews to carry firearms or other weapons.
    • A. 

      Poland

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Spain

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 11. 
     Muselmann was a slang word for concentration camp victims who...
    • A. 

      Gave up on any hope of survival.

    • B. 

      Gave up on Hitler.

    • C. 

      Gave up on the Final Solution.

    • D. 

      Gave up on the being deported.

  • 12. 
    What was the first concentration camp?
    • A. 

      Dachau

    • B. 

      Auschwitz

    • C. 

      Birkeau

    • D. 

      Daachau

  • 13. 
    Pregnant women, small children, the sick or handicapped, and elderly were immediately condemned to death by what process?
    • A. 

      Death penalty

    • B. 

      Selektion or selection

    • C. 

      The dying process

    • D. 

      Death camp

  • 14. 
    When Soviet troops entered Birkenau on January 18, _____ they found 358,000 men’s suits, 837,000 women outfits, and 15,400 pounds of human hair packed into paper bags. The Nazis were saving them in warehouse for future use, the hair for processing of felt and thread.
    • A. 

      1945

    • B. 

      1947

    • C. 

      1845

    • D. 

      1846

  • 15. 
    The first mass gassing of Jews took place in the ________ extermination camp.
    • A. 

      Egypt

    • B. 

      Chelmno

    • C. 

      Auschwitz

    • D. 

      Roma

  • 16. 
    Between ________and _____ approximately 5,000 convicted Nazi war criminals were executed and 10,000 were imprisoned.
    • A. 

      1945, 1986

    • B. 

      1945, 1985

    • C. 

      1945, 1987

    • D. 

      1945, 1988

  • 17. 
    In August ____________, the Allied powers created the International War crimes Tribunal. Never before in history had the losers of a nation at war been held to answer for their crimes before an international court.
    • A. 

      1946

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1845

    • D. 

      1846

  • 18. 
    After __________, the Allies grappled with whether to hold only the Nazi leaders accountable for the Holocaust or the whole German nation.
    • A. 

      WWI

    • B. 

      WWII

    • C. 

      The gassing

    • D. 

      The bombing

  • 19. 
     On ______, Holocaust Rememberance Day, sirens all over Israel sound at 10 am for 2 minutes.
    • A. 

      Yom Hashoah

    • B. 

      Maundy Thursday

    • C. 

      Summer Solsticed

    • D. 

      All Saints Day

  • 20. 
    General _____________, ordered every citizen of the German town of Gotha to tour the concentration camp Ohrduf, to know who they were fighting against.
    • A. 

      Washington

    • B. 

      Patton

    • C. 

      Lee

    • D. 

      Eisenhower