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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 was the name of the 1935 law that deprived German Jews of their citizenship and rights?
(a) The Reich Citizenship Law.
(b) The Nuremberg Laws of Citizenship and Race.
(c) The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor.
(d) The Reich Laws of Citizenship and Race.

2. 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.

3. What kind of car does Klemperer buy after receiving his driving permit?
(a) A 1936 Volkswagen.
(b) A 1932 Ford.
(c) A 1934 Volvo.
(d) A 1932 Opel.

4. To what organization, if any, did the people killed during the Night of the Long Knives belong?
(a) Gestapo.
(b) Sturmabteilung.
(c) Luftwaffe.
(d) None.

5. Why do family members and friends among the groups who are discriminated against by the Nazis begin to lose track of each other?
(a) Writing letters and making telephone calls becomes forbidden.
(b) Making telephone calls becomes too expensive.
(c) Writing letters becomes forbidden.
(d) Writing letters and making telephone calls becomes politically dangerous.

Short Answer Questions

1. What work is done on the Klemperers' empty lot through the end of 1933?

2. Why is Klemperer's manuscript of The Eighteenth Century rejected?

3. What happens to the books that the university library has to surrender to the authorities when said books are deemed to have failed censorship or not be fit for the average person?

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

5. What was the response to the Nazi party's rise to power, coupled with the poor economic climate of the times?

Short Essay Questions

1. Klemperer also buys a car, which severely strains his finances. What does he do to pay off his debts?

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

3. What happens to Nazism in Germany during 1934, according to Klemperer?

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

5. As 1933 progresses, on what level and how frequently are Jewish-supplied goods and services boycotted?

6. 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?

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

8. What does Klemperer note seems to be happening with the politicized and specialized language of the Third Reich during 1935?

9. When Klemperer receives his driving permit in January 1936, what emotions does he experience?

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

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