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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. In addition to Jews and Catholics, what group of people comes under discrimination in 1938?
(a) Lutherans.
(b) Methodists.
(c) Missionaries.
(d) Ministers.

2. Klemperer notes with surprise that many troops are being sent to:
(a) The west.
(b) The east.
(c) Switzerland.
(d) The south.

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

4. How do the Klemperers mitigate maintenance costs?
(a) The Klemperers neglect all but the most major mechanical needs.
(b) The Klemperers' neighbor, who is a mechanic, does most of the work on their car.
(c) Eva serves as an amateur mechanic.
(d) Victor serves as an amateur mechanic.

5. In addition to continuing dental problems, what health problem does Eva suffer from during 1937?
(a) Endometriosis.
(b) Nervousness.
(c) Ulcers.
(d) Cancer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Klemperer begin to send out job applications to other countries?

2. In 1937, on which book does Klemperer continue to work?

3. In late 1937, Hjalmar Schacht retires as the minister of ____________.

4. In May, Victor and Eva take a five-day automobile vacation. Which city is their first stop?

5. In his entries of 1938, what health problem does Victor fret about?

Short Essay Questions

1. In 1937, Klemperer, as always, worried about money. Despite his worry, what does he realize?

2. For what kinds of property issues do the Klemperers find themselves harassed by the city during 1937?

3. Klemperer says that during 1940 the black market flourishes and that war profiteering is commonplace. What does this mean in terms of day-to-day personal and business transactions?

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

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

6. 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?

7. During a trip to Berlin, what does Klemperer learn that encourages him?

8. As 1938 progresses, what form of resistance against the Nazis is occasionally reported?

9. In 1938, the Klemperers make a surprise visit to Grete on her birthday. During this visit, what or who do Grete and Victor reminisce about?

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

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