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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. When he becomes Chancellor of Germany, Hitler's ______________ rhetoric becomes central to national politics.
(a) Pro-Trade.
(b) Anti-Semitic.
(c) Pan-European.
(d) Pro-Active.

2. Why does Klemperer receive a reduced-rate retirement payment?
(a) He is a veteran of World War I and is married to an Aryan woman.
(b) He is a convert to Christianity.
(c) He is a veteran of World War I.
(d) He is a veteran of World War I and is a convert to Christianity.

3. Which group of people were not discharged from employment during 1933?
(a) Catholics.
(b) Communists.
(c) Lutherans.
(d) Jews.

4. In 1935, most of the construction on the new house is complete. In what area of the house does Eva spend most of her time working?
(a) The kitchen.
(b) The living room.
(c) The study.
(d) The garden.

5. What did groups against whom the Nazis discriminated, if they had wealth or internationally desirable skills, do?
(a) Bribe the government to keep their positions.
(b) Seek high interest home loans.
(c) Change their identities.
(d) Emigrate.

Short Answer Questions

1. The government uses various ________ methods to harass Jews and other so-called undesirables.

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

3. With which political ideology is the Klemperers' friend, Gusti Wieghardt, enamored?

4. What type of medical treatments does Eva undergo?

5. Klemperer often deplores ____________ who knowingly support the Hitler government.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What was the significance of the Sturmateilung (SA), the members of which were the primary target of Hitler during the "Night of the Long Knives"?

4. What were one of the requirements of Palestine's immigration policies that made it difficult for Jews to emigrate there?

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

6. When Georg, Victor Klemperer's brother, sends him money to emigrate, Victor decides not to. Why?

7. What reason does Klemperer give for the phenomenon of families and friends beginning to lose track of each other as people started to emigrate?

8. In 1933, Klemperer notes that many Catholics, Communists, and Jews who are wealthy or who have internationally marketable skills emigrate. What is life like for members of these groups who remain in Germany?

9. As a university professor, what relationship does Klemperer notice developing between Nazi politics and ideology?

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

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