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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 the following countries is NOT one of those the Nazis first occupy in 1940?
(a) Norway.
(b) Denmark.
(c) Poland.
(d) Belgium.

2. The Nazis call the invasion of which country off?
(a) Poland.
(b) Spain.
(c) The United States.
(d) England.

3. How large is the apartment the Klemperers secure in the Dresden ghetto?
(a) One room.
(b) Two stories.
(c) Two rooms.
(d) Three rooms.

4. In 1937, on which book does Klemperer continue to work?
(a) The Eighteenth Century.
(b) I Shall Bear Witness.
(c) Fatherland.
(d) LTI.

5. In his entries of 1938, what health problem does Victor fret about?
(a) His heart condition.
(b) Eva's anxiety.
(c) His eyesight.
(d) Eva's teeth.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Klemperer expect in the wake of the assassination attempt that does not seem to materialize?

3. For most of 1937, Klemperer finds himself believing that most Germans have always been somewhat ____________.

4. What U.S. town does Betty emigrate to?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

6. In what month of 1940 does the Nazi party take control of the Klemperers' house and evict them?

7. 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?

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

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

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

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