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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. With whom is Klemperer involved in a lawsuit during 1933 and 1934?
(a) A student.
(b) A fellow author.
(c) A publisher.
(d) His employer.

2. In what German city is the Klemperers' apartment located?
(a) Dresden.
(b) Nuremberg.
(c) Berlin.
(d) Dölzschen.

3. ___________ worries consume Klemperer in nearly every diary entry of 1936.
(a) Persecution.
(b) Political.
(c) Financial.
(d) Health.

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

5. What has happened to Klemperer's theory of the essential character of the German nation?
(a) He has entirely abandoned it.
(b) He is holding tighter to it than ever.
(c) He has nearly abandoned it.
(d) He is seriously doubting it.

6. In July 1934, in whose favor is Klemperer's lawsuit settled?
(a) It is split between both parties.
(b) The defendant's.
(c) Klemperer's.
(d) It isn't settled; it is thrown out of court.

7. In which town have the Klemperers purchased an empty lot?
(a) Stuttgart.
(b) Stettin.
(c) Dölzschen.
(d) Strausberg.

8. Along with his strongest recommendations to flee Germany, what does Georg give Victor and Eva Klemperer?
(a) Tickets on the next flight out of Germany.
(b) Secret information about what Hitler has planned next for the Jews.
(c) A considerable sum of money.
(d) A year's supply of medicine.

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

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

11. As of 1936, for how long has Klemperer been unemployed?
(a) One year.
(b) Three months.
(c) Three years.
(d) One month.

12. In what month does Klemperer receive his driving permit?
(a) July.
(b) January.
(c) June.
(d) March.

13. As anti-Jew laws become stricter, what is an example of the type of public facilities from which Jews are excluded in 1936?
(a) Police offices.
(b) Public reading rooms.
(c) Grocery stores.
(d) Restaurants.

14. In 1935, which religious group begins experiencing persecution, including lengthy prison terms?
(a) Seventh-Day Adventists.
(b) Mormons.
(c) Jehovah's Witnesses.
(d) Catholics.

15. In what month of 1934 do the Klemperers move into their home in Dölzschen?
(a) January.
(b) October.
(c) November.
(d) April.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Klemperer's youngest sister, Wally Sussman, dies, in what city is the funeral held?

3. What is the truth about the voluntary Nazi political-fund drives?

4. Why is Klemperer's manuscript of <I>The Eighteenth Century</I> rejected?

5. What does Klemperer believe will defeat the Nazis' anti-Semitism?

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