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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 type of expensive medical care does Eva require in 1934?
(a) Open-heart surgery.
(b) A liver transplant.
(c) In-patient mental care.
(d) Dental work.

2. How does Victor Klemperer respond to his brother's advice after considering it?
(a) He can't make up his mind; he is paralyzed by fear.
(b) He decides to emigrate if the Nazis are still in control in 1936.
(c) He declines to emigrate.
(d) He emigrates immediately.

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

4. What 1936 event prompts the brief removal of all anti-Semitic references in German media?
(a) The G-20 summit.
(b) A visit from the Red Cross.
(c) The Olympics.
(d) A visit from President Roosevelt.

5. What is the "Night of the Long Knives" referred to as by Klemperer?
(a) The Kristallnacht.
(b) The Anschluss.
(c) The Röhm Revolt.
(d) The Shoah.

6. Hitler proclaims compulsory ______________.
(a) Indoctrination classes.
(b) Church attendance.
(c) Work camps.
(d) Military service.

7. How does the Nazi party come to power in January 1933?
(a) A military coup.
(b) A valid national election.
(c) A workers' revolution.
(d) A rigged national election.

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

9. Klemperer finds the costs of maintaining the car to be extremely ______________.
(a) Moderate.
(b) High.
(c) Low.
(d) Reasonable.

10. What was the name of the 1935 law that deprived German Jews of their citizenship and rights?
(a) The Reich Citizenship Law.
(b) The Reich Laws of Citizenship and Race.
(c) The Nuremberg Laws of Citizenship and Race.
(d) The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor.

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

12. Klemperer mistakenly believes the Night of the Long Knives demonstrates what?
(a) His theory of German character is incorrect.
(b) The extent of Hitler's paranoia.
(c) The essential weakness of Hitler's government.
(d) The essential strength of Hitler's government.

13. Why is Klemperer's manuscript of The Eighteenth Century rejected?
(a) Because he is a Jew.
(b) Because it is poorly written.
(c) Because he is a Christian.
(d) Lack of market interest.

14. What does Klemperer risk for avoiding giving the Nazi salute during class?
(a) Imprisonment.
(b) Loss of employment.
(c) Torture.
(d) Death.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happens to Klemperer's position after he leaves it?

3. What is the topic of Klemperer's book, The Eighteenth Century?

4. With whom is Klemperer involved in a lawsuit during 1933 and 1934?

5. What does Klemperer report about his wife, Eva's, health?

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