A Racist Regime: The Nazi Germany Quiz
As unpleasant as it might be, take a glimpse into the past of Nazi Germany, and test your memory of the buildup to one of history's most recent atrocities.
What was the Nazi Party first called?
- Enlightened Commandos
- German Workers' Party
- German Socialists
True or false: The Nazi rise to power brought an end to the Weimar Republic.
When was Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany?
- Jan. 30, 1933
- Feb. 9, 1933
- Feb. 17, 1933
What name did Hitler use for the single leader with complete power whom he said should control the German state?
- reich chancellor
What is the book Hitler wrote that outlined his political ideas of German nationalism, anti-Semitism and anti-Bolshevism?
- "<i>Mein Leben</i>"
- "<i>Mein Kampf</i>"
- "<i>Mein Tod</i>"
What was the Nazi Party's main instrument for undermining democracy and facilitating Adolf Hitler's rise to power?
Nazi foreign policy was guided by the belief that Germany was destined to do what?
- expand eastward by military force
- establish permanent rule in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union
- both of the above
What were the Nuremberg laws?
- laws that stripped Jews of their civil rights as German citizens
- laws only citizens of Nuremberg, Germany, had to follow
- laws strictly for the "racially pure"
What Nazi law defined being Jewish as a race instead of a religion?
- Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor
- Law of Aryan Rule
- Final Solution
When did the Nazis establish the first concentration camp?
What was the first stationary facility the Nazis built where poison gas was used for mass murder of Jews?
How many people are thought to have been killed by the SS at Chelmno?
During the Holocaust, how did the Nazis segregate Jews from the rest of the population?
- established ghettos
- facilitated strict laws
- concentration camps
True or false: The largest ghetto in Poland was the Warsaw ghetto.
True or false: Beginning in late 1941, the Germans destroyed the ghettos.
What was the last major ghetto destroyed by the Nazis?
Who issued the ordinance requiring Jews wear the Star of David?
- Adolf Hitler
- Hans Frank
- Heinrich Himmler
Before opening Chelmno, what other types of killing methods did the Nazis use for the mass murder of Jews?
- mobile firing squads
In some ghettos, members of Jewish resistance movements staged armed uprisings. What was the largest?
- Vilna ghetto uprising
- Warsaw ghetto uprising
- Bialystok ghetto uprising
True or false: The Warsaw ghetto uprising between the SS and the Jewish resistance lasted seven days.
Which concentration camp was the largest established by the Nazis?
Who became known as the "Angel of Death" at Auschwitz?
- Dr. Josef Mengele
- Dr. Eduard Wirths
- Adolf Eichmann
How many victims are estimated to have been killed by the Nazis at the Auschwitz concentration camp between 1940 and 1945?
- 1.1 million
What army finally liberated Auschwitz from the Nazis in 1945?
- the Soviet army
- the U.S. Army
- the British army
True or false: Before the Soviet liberation, the SS forced nearly 60,000 prisoners to march west from the Auschwitz camp system.
Many individuals used their personal influence to rescue or shelter Jews during the Holocaust. What Swedish diplomat helped save hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews in 1944?
- Raoul Wallenberg
- Carl Lutz
- Oskar Schindler
In 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council posthumously presented this man with the museum's Medal of Remembrance.
- Oskar Schindler
- Carl Lutz
- Andre Trocme
True or false: Gen. Dwight Eisenhower insisted villagers view horrors of the concentration camps.
True or false: Hitler went on trial in Nuremburg, Germany, in November 1945 after a complete surrender by the Nazis earlier that year.
How many of the defendants in that trial were sentenced to death?