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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. Although all of the Klemperers are suffering from ill health and depression in 1940, what specifically happens to Grete?
(a) She suffers a mental breakdown and has to be hospitalized.
(b) She switches from fits of hysteria and almost unconsiousness on a daily basis.
(c) She falls and breaks her arm, which is soon very badly infected.
(d) She becomes so depressed she stops talking altogether.

2. In December 1940, what are Jews ordered to begin wearing?
(a) Yellow yarmulkes.
(b) Yellow jackets.
(c) Yellow shoes.
(d) Yellow armbands.

3. In May, Victor and Eva take a five-day automobile vacation. Which city is their first stop?
(a) Stuttgart.
(b) Munich.
(c) Strausberg.
(d) Dusseldorf.

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

5. Some bombings are particularly devastating to Berlin and:
(a) Strausberg.
(b) Hamburg.
(c) Bonn.
(d) Nuremberg.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which two countries enter the war in 1939, along with Poland?

2. By the end of 1940, clothing has become so scarce that:

3. In addition to Jews and Catholics, what group of people comes under discrimination in 1938?

4. By 1940, war _________ commonplace.

5. The Nazis call the invasion of which country off?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Some of Klemperer's diary entries after his move to the ghetto note appreciation for the smallest things in life. What are some examples of small things for which Klemperer expresses his appreciation?

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

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

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

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

7. In what part of 1940 does the expansion in scope of the war become particularly marked?

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

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

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

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