I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 Test | Final Test - Easy

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 Victor begin doing with his personal items?
(a) Selling them in yard sales.
(b) Packing them in preparation for the move.
(c) Selling them to pawnbrokers.
(d) Giving them away.

2. What dominates much of Victor's diary entries for 1939?
(a) War with France.
(b) War with Poland.
(c) War with England.
(d) War with Russia.

3. Which local German official begins a program of harassment against the Jews that results in fines levied against the Klemperers for things such as weeds in their yard?
(a) The sheriff.
(b) The police chief.
(c) The mayor.
(d) The city manager.

4. What U.S. town does Betty emigrate to?
(a) Toledo.
(b) Greenville.
(c) Cleveland.
(d) Newtonville.

5. When Klemperer applies to the American Consulate in Berlin, what number is he given when he is assigned to the immigrant waiting list?
(a) 52.469.
(b) 56,429.
(c) 52,649.
(d) 56,249.

6. The Nazis call the invasion of which country off?
(a) Spain.
(b) Poland.
(c) England.
(d) The United States.

7. How do the Klemperers mitigate maintenance costs?
(a) The Klemperers' neighbor, who is a mechanic, does most of the work on their car.
(b) Victor serves as an amateur mechanic.
(c) The Klemperers neglect all but the most major mechanical needs.
(d) Eva serves as an amateur mechanic.

8. Jews face much stricter rationing than ___________.
(a) Aryans.
(b) Any other race.
(c) Catholics.
(d) All other Europeans.

9. For most of 1937, Klemperer finds himself believing that most Germans have always been somewhat ____________.
(a) Nationalistic.
(b) Anti-Semitic.
(c) Isolationist.
(d) Pan-European.

10. Which of the following countries is NOT one of those the Nazis first occupy in 1940?
(a) Norway.
(b) Poland.
(c) Belgium.
(d) Denmark.

11. In 1939, what is issued to the Jews?
(a) Rationing cards.
(b) Special 'Jew' armbands.
(c) The dates on which they must move to the nearest ghetto.
(d) Special 'Jew' identity cards.

12. While in Berlin, Klemperer learns that anti-government elements frequently copy thousands of subversive or censored handbills _______________ and distribute them secretly.
(a) In the United States.
(b) By hand.
(c) On underground printing presses.
(d) At printing companies in neutral countries.

13. By the middle of 1937, Victor and Eva are taking long country drives for what purpose?
(a) To discuss escape plans.
(b) To search for retail items.
(c) To see relatives.
(d) Pleasure.

14. How many times does Georg send the Klemperers money in 1938?
(a) Six.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Four.

15. Why does Klemperer speculate and report rumor and innuendo instead of actual news?
(a) Jews aren't allowed to read the newspapers.
(b) He doesn't trust the official news media.
(c) Jews aren't allowed to listen to the radio.
(d) There is a nationwide news blackout.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bombings occur in the West, then in Berlin, and then occasionally in:

2. Whom do the newspapers give the responsibility of breeding Nordic-blooded individuals to escape the taint of Jewry?

3. Which tragedy does Klemperer believe reflects poorly on Hitler's government?

4. One of Victor's entries makes note of the establishment of which automaker's factory?

5. In November 1939, an unsuccessful attempt is made to assassinate:

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