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Victor Klemperer
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Klemperer begin to question as 1933 progresses?
(a) His ability to be considered a Protestant.
(b) His ability to remain in Germany.
(c) His theory of national characteristics.
(d) His ability to keep his job.

2. What makes Klemperer break off all contact with the Wieghardts?
(a) Their criticism of his political views.
(b) They become members of the Nazi party.
(c) Their criticism of his driving skills.
(d) Their political views.

3. On what level do boycotts of Jewish-supplied goods and services occur during 1933?
(a) International.
(b) Local.
(c) Regional.
(d) National.

4. The government uses various ________ methods to harass Jews and other so-called undesirables.
(a) Political.
(b) Subtle.
(c) Obvious.
(d) Social.

5. When school resumes in November, what happens to Klemperer's career?
(a) He returns to the lecture circuit.
(b) He receives a promotion.
(c) He receives a termination notice.
(d) He retires.

6. Why do family members and friends among the groups who are discriminated against by the Nazis begin to lose track of each other?
(a) Making telephone calls becomes too expensive.
(b) Writing letters and making telephone calls becomes politically dangerous.
(c) Writing letters becomes forbidden.
(d) Writing letters and making telephone calls becomes forbidden.

7. What was the response to the Nazi party's rise to power, coupled with the poor economic climate of the times?
(a) Enthusiasm and gratitude.
(b) Burglaries and murders.
(c) Riots and looting.
(d) Demonstrations and assemblies.

8. For what reason was Klemperer discharged from the army?
(a) He was discharged because his enlistment period had expired.
(b) He was discharged for medical reasons.
(c) He was dishonorably discharged.
(d) He deserted.

9. In 1935, how are Catholics, Communists, and Jews who are still employed removed from their jobs?
(a) They are offered buyout packages.
(b) They are arrested.
(c) They are asked to resign.
(d) They are fired.

10. What happens to the books that the university library has to surrender to the authorities when said books are deemed to have failed censorship or not be fit for the average person?
(a) They are destroyed and the university receives no compensation.
(b) They are heavily censored and then returned to the university.
(c) They are heavily censored and the authors are forced into Nazi re-education classes.
(d) They are destroyed and the authors are arrested for treason.

11. What does Klemperer teach at the university where he works?
(a) Romance literature and political science.
(b) History and Renaissance literature.
(c) Philology and romance literature.
(d) Philology and history.

12. What is the truth about the voluntary Nazi political-fund drives?
(a) They are indeed voluntary.
(b) They are a <I>de facto</I> party membership fee.
(c) Jews' participation is mandatory; Aryans' participation is voluntary.
(d) They are a <I>de facto</I> mandatory tax.

13. When was Eva born?
(a) July 13, 1881.
(b) October, 9, 1882.
(c) July 13, 1882.
(d) October 9, 1881.

14. When Paul von Hindenburg dies in August 1934, which office does Hitler assume in addition to that of Chancellor?
(a) President.
(b) Fuehrer.
(c) Commander-in-Chief.
(d) Kaiser.

15. With which political ideology is the Klemperers' friend, Gusti Wieghardt, enamored?
(a) Nazism.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Communism.
(d) Parliamentarianism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has happened to Klemperer's theory of the essential character of the German nation?

2. In 1935, which religious group begins experiencing persecution, including lengthy prison terms?

3. In 1935, most of the construction on the new house is complete. In what area of the house does Eva spend most of her time working?

4. How much of the retirement pay that they had worked for do Catholics, Communists, and Jews who lose their jobs get?

5. What type of expensive medical care does Eva require in 1934?

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