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. When the police search the Klemperers' home in November, what besides books is taken?
(a) Eva's jewelry.
(b) Victor's automobile.
(c) Victor's musket, which he carried in World War I.
(d) Victor's saber, which he carried in World War I.

2. Jewish bank accounts are _____________ and ready cash is seized.
(a) Frozen.
(b) Listed in the official party newspaper.
(c) Signed over to the Palestinian government.
(d) Divided among heirs.

3. What is the purpose of the yellow sign that the government puts on Klemperer's fence corners?
(a) It announces that the property belongs to a mixed-race couple.
(b) It announces that the property belongs to a Jew.
(c) It announces that the property is under construction.
(d) It announces that the property is for sale.

4. In what month of 1939 are the Klemperers notified that, beginning April 1940, their house will be rented to an Aryan?
(a) December.
(b) September.
(c) April.
(d) November.

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

6. In 1938, Germany annexes __________ in a non-violent political victory known today as the Anschluss.
(a) Austria.
(b) Pomerania.
(c) Poland.
(d) The Sudetenland.

7. In October 1938, when Victor becomes ill, why can't he obtain medical attention?
(a) Because he is a Jew.
(b) Because he has no insurance.
(c) Because he is in a mixed-race marriage.
(d) Because he has no money.

8. 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 police chief.
(b) The sheriff.
(c) The city manager.
(d) The mayor.

9. What does Klemperer expect in the wake of the assassination attempt that does not seem to materialize?
(a) Deportation to concentration camps.
(b) Additional anti-Jew laws.
(c) Forced relocation to ghettos.
(d) Immediate anti-Semitic reprisals.

10. In the middle of 1938, Jews are required to make their name 'Jewish' for easy identification. What does Victor begin calling himself in order to comply with this requirement?
(a) Jude-Victor.
(b) Victor-Israel.
(c) Israel-Victor.
(d) Victor-Jude.

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

12. During 1940, so-called mixed-race Jews, who were previously allowed in the military, are:
(a) Granted amnesty and given non-Jewish surnames.
(b) Sent to the concentration camps.
(c) Sent to the ghettos.
(d) Excluded and treated as Jews.

13. Which group does Klemperer say is the object of virulent Nazi messages in 1937?
(a) Catholics.
(b) Gypsies.
(c) Protestants.
(d) Jews.

14. Which of Victor's relatives dies in October 1937?
(a) Maria, his sister-in-law.
(b) Georg, his brother.
(c) Eva, his wife.
(d) Grete, his sister.

15. What other means of saving money does Victor consider but ultimately discard as unworkable?
(a) Cancelling his newspaper subscription.
(b) Giving up coffee.
(c) Stopping drinking.
(d) Stopping smoking.

Short Answer Questions

1. By the middle of 1937, Victor and Eva are taking long country drives for what purpose?

2. Jews face much stricter rationing than ___________.

3. In addition to continuing dental problems, what health problem does Eva suffer from during 1937?

4. Although all of the Klemperers are suffering from ill health and depression in 1940, what specifically happens to Grete?

5. What does nearly every Jew remaining in Germany, including the Klemperers, try to do in response to the rumors of ghettos?

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