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Victor Klemperer
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the political orientation of the few newspapers that publish 'real' news?
(a) Right.
(b) Left.
(c) Prime-Time.
(d) Moderate.

2. What work is done on the Klemperers' empty lot through the end of 1933?
(a) A fence is built.
(b) A fence is built and a cellar is excavated.
(c) A vineyard is planted.
(d) A cellar is excavated.

3. What puts Palestine beyond the reach of many?
(a) It does not accept European Jews.
(b) It requires immigrants to convert to Islam.
(c) It requires immigrants to financially destitute themselves in order to apply for residence.
(d) It requires immigrants to demonstrate considerable financial net worth.

4. At what point during classes are professors expected to give the Nazi salute?
(a) In the middle.
(b) At the beginning.
(c) At the end.
(d) While giving out homework.

5. Throughout 1934, many Jews _________ Palestine.
(a) Become disenchanted with.
(b) Establish diplomatic ties to.
(c) Emigrate to.
(d) Support annexation of.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of marriages are prohibited?

2. What 1936 event prompts the brief removal of all anti-Semitic references in German media?

3. What type of expensive medical care does Eva require in 1934?

4. What about many Jews' attitude towards the Nazis amazes Klemperer?

5. What kind of car does Klemperer buy after receiving his driving permit?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the Klemperers purchase an empty lot in the Dresden suburb of Dölzschen with the intent of building a house?

2. In 1933, what kind of news fills the mainstream papers in Germany?

3. In a July diary entry, what does Klemperer wonder about himself?

4. What is Victor Klemperer's theory of German national characteristics?

5. To what does Klemperer compare the politicized and specialized language of the Third Reich?

6. During World War I, where did Victor Klemperer serve during combat?

7. Klemperer is amazed that many Jews accept the Nazis. What does he say that Jews' overall belief is regarding what life will be like once the Nazis' anti-Semitic program is fully established?

8. When Klemperer receives letters from friends and family who have emigrated and have found success, he is both happy for and envious of them. What is the reason for Klemperer's envy?

9. In mid-May 1936, what change does Klemperer make in his diary?

10. Toward the end of the year, as the Abyssinian War breaks out in Italy and Jehovah's Witnesses begin being persecuted, Klemperer wonders how long the Hitler government can last. What is the conclusion he comes to?

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