Berlin Diary; the Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941 Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was required of the French delegation in order to sign an armistice with Italy?

2. When did Tess and Eileen depart Geneva?

3. Where did Shirer say the Germans were amassing troops on February 1940?

4. What did Shirer say Germany could not survive?

5. What did Shirer learn after arriving in Paris in June 1940?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Tess and Eileen do on October 23?

2. What happened between March 13 and March 17?

3. How much of the Parisian population had fled in Part II, pgs. 409-450 when Shirer arrived in Paris?

4. What did the Germans announce that they did not accept responsibility for?

5. What did many journalists do in Belgium?

6. Why did Hitler refuse to allow the publication of casualty lists according to Shirer?

7. Why was Shirer in Lausanne on April 23 and when did he return to Berlin?

8. Why was the rest of Hitler's massive air assault never fully implemented?

9. What did Shirer feel about the British?

10. What did Shirer conclude about the French and what did many feel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Several pacts were made between Germany and other countries. Students should analyze why Germany used pacts to secure new territories and why countries believed they would be safe if they claimed their support of Germany. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Shirer often complains about the degree of censorship in Nazi Germany. Students should examine the benefits and drawbacks of censorship and how Hitler used censorship to his advantage in creating the Nazi war machine. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

The book began with Hitler's rise to power as Hitler secured his position. Students should examine Hitler's rise to power, discussing his influences and why people believed in him as a leader. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

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