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

2. Who accompanies the Klemperers to Berlin?
(a) Betty.
(b) Grete.
(c) Gusti.
(d) Georg.

3. By the end of 1940, clothing has become so scarce that:
(a) People are dressing in flour sacks.
(b) The recently deceased are stripped before being cremated.
(c) The ill are stripped before admission to the hospital.
(d) People are dying from exposure due to lack of proper clothes.

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

5. Whose fascist regime does Nazi Germany begin to support in 1937?
(a) Mussolini.
(b) Franco.
(c) Vichy.
(d) Tito.

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

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. What does nearly every Jew remaining in Germany, including the Klemperers, try to do in response to the rumors of ghettos?
(a) Join the resistance.
(b) Emigrate.
(c) Hide in neighbors' attics and basements.
(d) Kill themselves.

9. What word does Klemperer use for the first time (on April 9, 1939) to describe the German-Italian alliance?
(a) Prusso-Italian Coalition.
(b) Italo-Prussian Alliance.
(c) Allies.
(d) Axis.

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

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

12. 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) Israel-Victor.
(c) Victor-Israel.
(d) Victor-Jude.

13. What happens to Victor's sister, Grete, after she suffers a mental collapse and a heart attack?
(a) She is placed in a nursing home.
(b) She is sent to Buchenwald and put to death.
(c) She is placed in a sanatorium.
(d) She is sent to the hospital.

14. When the Klemperers take their second eight-day automobile vacation later in 1937 where do they go?
(a) The North Sea.
(b) The Aegean.
(c) The Baltic Sea.
(d) The Mediterranean.

15. Bombings occur in the West, then in Berlin, and then occasionally in:
(a) Dusseldorf.
(b) Munich.
(c) Heidelburg.
(d) Dresden.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1938, Germany annexes __________ in a non-violent political victory known today as the Anschluss.

2. 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?

3. Where are the Klemperers told they will have to live after their house is rented?

4. For most of 1937, Klemperer finds himself believing that most Germans have always been somewhat ____________.

5. By what name is the November 1938 pogrom conducted by the Nazis commonly referred to?

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