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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. Eva and Victor are between what ages, respectively, during 1933?
(a) 60 and 50.
(b) 61 and 52.
(c) 52 and 61.
(d) 50 and 60.

2. What is one interesting example of Nazi indoctrination noted by Klemperer in his 1936 entries?
(a) Propagandistic slogans used as fortunes in fortune cookies.
(b) Mein Kampf replacing Bibles in churches and synagogues.
(c) Propagandistic slogans used as postmarks.
(d) The production of coloring books that indoctrinate children.

3. By the end of 1934, which area of Europe votes to attach itself to Germany?
(a) The Saar region.
(b) The Transvaal region.
(c) Czechoslovakia.
(d) Austria.

4. What does Klemperer begin to question as 1933 progresses?
(a) His ability to remain in Germany.
(b) His ability to keep his job.
(c) His ability to be considered a Protestant.
(d) His theory of national characteristics.

5. In 1935, which religious group begins experiencing persecution, including lengthy prison terms?
(a) Mormons.
(b) Jehovah's Witnesses.
(c) Seventh-Day Adventists.
(d) Catholics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who writes the propagandistic articles carried by most media outlets?

2. Why does Klemperer receive a reduced-rate retirement payment?

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's book LTI deal with?

5. At what point during classes are professors expected to give the Nazi salute?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. After a lawsuit with his publisher is settled in Klemperer's favor, what does Klemperer do with the money?

3. When Klemperer is let go from his job, his pension is cut and he complains about the reduced pay. What will he eventually think of his pensioned status, and why?

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

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

6. 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?

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

8. Upon what--and for what reason--is the lawsuit between Klemperer and his publisher based?

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

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

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