1. What aspects of Speer's childhood helped to build his character and self-discipline?
Albert Speer's physical problems taught him adjust to adversity, and his joining a rowing association developed his self-discipline and joy in taking common action.
2. Why is it surprising that Speer joined the Party?
He was turned off by Joseph Goebbels and had not read MEIN KAMPF.
3. What is taking place in Speer's life when he is called to rebuild the Berlin district headquarters? Why might this be?
He is little involved in the Party, which could be due to the fact that he may not agree with certain aspects of the Party or being politically involved is currently not important to him. He is also out of work, which could be due to the poverty in which Germany is found prior to World War II.
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