I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 Test | Final Test - Medium

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. One of Victor's entries makes note of the establishment of which automaker's factory?
(a) Skoda.
(b) Volkswagen.
(c) General Motors.
(d) Opel.

2. What U.S. town does Georg emigrate to?
(a) New Philadelphia.
(b) Greenville.
(c) Newtonville.
(d) Newville.

3. In 1939, what is issued to the Jews?
(a) Special 'Jew' identity cards.
(b) The dates on which they must move to the nearest ghetto.
(c) Rationing cards.
(d) Special 'Jew' armbands.

4. 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) Hide in neighbors' attics and basements.
(c) Kill themselves.
(d) Emigrate.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1938, _____________ is partitioned and Germany claims a huge part of the country.

2. Most of the Jews in the ghetto consider an amphibious landing in England:

3. In November 1939, an unsuccessful attempt is made to assassinate:

4. By the middle of 1937, Victor and Eva are taking long country drives for what purpose?

5. As Klemperer reads accounts of France and England's negotiations and compromises with Germany, he is especially disgusted with _____________'s compliant negotiations.

Short Essay Questions

1. In 1939, what does Klemperer say the purpose of his diary is?

2. What country's civil war is still ongoing throughout 1937?

3. Why does the Nazi regime imposes a 'billion-Mark' fine on Jewish citizens in 1938?

4. In 1937, what is the conclusion that Klemperer draws about Hitler and the resilience of the Nazis?

5. What brings Klemperer to believe that most Germans have always been, somewhat, anti-Semitic.

6. In October 1938, Klemperer falls ill and makes a trip to Berlin. Why does he make this trip, and why is it dangerous?

7. After making inquiries into emigration during 1939, what does Klemperer conclude about his efforts to leave Germany?

8. Klemperer spends time during 1939 considering the relationship between Jews and the historic German nation. What is his conclusion?

9. Whom does Klemperer begin to feel are just like Hitler in their hatred of Jews?

10. What November 1938 event forced even those Jews who were most resolutely in denial (among them Klemperer) to finally come to terms with the genocidal hatred of Hitler?

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