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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 1938, _____________ is partitioned and Germany claims a huge part of the country.
(a) Austria.
(b) Yugoslavia.
(c) Czechoslovakia.
(d) Greece.

2. What does Klemperer do with the papers he does not send for safekeeping?
(a) Shreds them.
(b) Buries them.
(c) Takes them with him to the ghetto.
(d) Burns them.

3. Credible rumors circulate that Jews in occupied __________ are treated very severely.
(a) Czechoslovakia.
(b) Holland.
(c) Yugoslavia.
(d) Poland.

4. What is the purpose of the yellow sign that the government puts on Klemperer's fence corners?
(a) It announces that the property is under construction.
(b) It announces that the property belongs to a mixed-race couple.
(c) It announces that the property is for sale.
(d) It announces that the property belongs to a Jew.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Klemperer call the building in which their apartment is located?

2. Whose fascist regime does Nazi Germany begin to support in 1937?

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

4. Which group does Klemperer say is the object of virulent Nazi messages in 1937?

5. Which of Victor's relatives dies in October 1937?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. As 1940 progresses, which continent becomes entirely involved in World War II?

3. When the Nazis renovate or make improvements the property they seized from Victor Klemperer, to whom do they send the bill?

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

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

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

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

8. As Klemperer fights a daily battle with fear, what is one of the frequent thoughts that he says run through his head?

9. Early in 1939, on what book does Klemperer begin to work in earnest?

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

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