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Walter Ciszek: Quiz


Question 1: Walter Ciszek was born in 1904 in the mining town of ________ to Polish immigrants Caroline (Slonina) and Martin Ciszek, who had emigrated to the United States in the 1890s.
St. Clair, PennsylvaniaMahanoy City, PennsylvaniaSchuylkill County, PennsylvaniaShenandoah, Pennsylvania

Question 2: He was not informed of this until he was delivered to an official of the ________ and told he was still an American citizen.
United States Department of StateUnder Secretary of State for ManagementUnited States Secretary of StateBureau of Diplomatic Security

Question 3: His case is currently being handled by the Diocese of ________.
Allentown, PennsylvaniaLehigh County, PennsylvaniaLehigh ValleyBethlehem, Pennsylvania

Question 4: His memoirs provide a vivid description of the revolts that spread through the GULAG in the aftermath of ________'s death (see Norilsk uprising).
Joseph StalinWinston ChurchillBoris YeltsinHarry S. Truman

Question 5: He was convicted of ________; he was sentenced to 15 years hard labor in the GULAG.
Intelligence (information gathering)Clandestine HUMINTEspionageClandestine HUMINT asset recruiting

Question 6: By April 22, 1955, his hard labor sentence was complete, and he was released with restrictions in the city of ________.
Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk KraiPolyarnyNorilskZelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai

Question 7: He was released and returned to the ________ in 1963, after which he wrote two books, including the memoir With God in Russia, and served as a spiritual director.
United StatesPhilippinesCanadaAlaska

Question 8: In 1985, a Carmelite nun, Mother Marija, who was the Mother Superior of a Ruthenian Rite ________ monastery which Fr.
Dominican OrderDiscalced CarmelitesCarmelitesFranciscan

Question 9: In 1941, Ciszek was arrested under accusations of espionage for the Vatican and sent to the Lubyanka prison in ________, operated by the NKVD (internal security agency).

Question 10: There is also a Ciszek Hall at the ________.
Susquehanna UniversityVillanova UniversityUniversity of ScrantonSaint Joseph's University


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