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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. Which of Victor's relatives dies in October 1937?
(a) Georg, his brother.
(b) Eva, his wife.
(c) Grete, his sister.
(d) Maria, his sister-in-law.

2. Why does Klemperer begin to send out job applications to other countries?
(a) He does not feel particularly German anymore.
(b) He has realized that Nazism is not going away anytime soon.
(c) He does not feel particularly Jewish anymore.
(d) He wants to emigrate.

3. What does Klemperer expect in the wake of the assassination attempt that does not seem to materialize?
(a) Deportation to concentration camps.
(b) Immediate anti-Semitic reprisals.
(c) Forced relocation to ghettos.
(d) Additional anti-Jew laws.

4. What word does Klemperer use for the first time (on April 9, 1939) to describe the German-Italian alliance?
(a) Allies.
(b) Axis.
(c) Prusso-Italian Coalition.
(d) Italo-Prussian Alliance.

5. In what month of 1940 does Klemperer send his stamp collection and important papers to his friend Annemarie for safeguarding?
(a) December.
(b) May.
(c) April.
(d) March.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Klemperer do with the papers he does not send for safekeeping?

2. Who accompanies the Klemperers to Berlin?

3. Credible rumors circulate that Jews in occupied __________ are treated very severely.

4. In 1938, Germany annexes __________ in a non-violent political victory known today as the Anschluss.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. The return of what German legion, according to Klemperer, is celebrated in June 1939?

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

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

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

7. 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?

8. 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?

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

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

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