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Ordnungspolizei: Quiz


Question 1: The primary military arm of the Ordnungspolizei was the 4th ________ Division of the Waffen-SS, known as the SS Polizei Division.
Division (military)Mechanized infantryGerman ArmyPanzergrenadier

Question 2: Tasked with the safety and security of Germany's rivers, harbors, and inland waterways, the group also had authority over the SS-Hafensicherungstruppen which were ________ units assigned as port security personnel.
Allgemeine SSSS-Totenkopfverbände1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf HitlerSchutzstaffel

Question 3: The Orpo was under the control of Reichsführer-SS ________ who was the Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Ministerium des Innern.
The HolocaustAdolf HitlerHeinrich HimmlerJoseph Goebbels

Question 4: The traditions of the Orpo continued in ________, which maintained a state police force (Volkspolizei) designed after the SS structures, being based on a centralized system.
Soviet UnionCommunist RomaniaEast GermanyCommunist state

Question 5: The Orpo brought together the city and municipal uniformed forces that had been organised on a state-by-state basis and covered the towns and cities whereas the ________ (in Württemberg known as the Landjäger) covered small towns and rural areas.

Question 6: Operating both independently and in conjunction with the Einsatzgruppen, Police Battalions were also an integral part of the "________" in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union which began on 22 July 1941.
The HolocaustWannsee ConferenceAdolf HitlerFinal Solution

Question 7: In ________, the police were decentralized again, as they had been before 1936, with each of the new federal states (called Bundesländer) establishing its own police force Landespolizei, each of which survives to this day.
German EmpireWest GermanyAllied-occupied GermanyEast Germany

Question 8: The Orpo Hauptamt also had authority over the Freiwillige Feuerwehren, the local volunteer civilian ________.
FirefightingFire apparatusFirefighterFirefighting worldwide

Question 9: Its personnel were civilians who answered to a central Orpo office and typically were issued paramilitary uniforms, mostly surplus black or grey ________ jackets with Orpo insignia.
1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf HitlerAllgemeine SSSchutzstaffelSS-Totenkopfverbände

Question 10: The Orpo assumed duties of regular uniformed law enforcement while the Sipo consisted of the secret state police (Geheime Staatspolizei or ________) and criminal investigation police (Kriminalpolizei or Kripo).
GestapoNazi GermanyHeinrich HimmlerAdolf Hitler


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