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

2. What U.S. town does Betty emigrate to?
(a) Toledo.
(b) Greenville.
(c) Newtonville.
(d) Cleveland.

3. What dominates much of Victor's diary entries for 1939?
(a) War with Poland.
(b) War with France.
(c) War with England.
(d) War with Russia.

4. Jews face much stricter rationing than ___________.
(a) Catholics.
(b) Any other race.
(c) All other Europeans.
(d) Aryans.

5. As bombardment in western Germany becomes more fierce, refugees from that region begin to move:
(a) South.
(b) North.
(c) East.
(d) West.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Victor begin doing with his personal items?

2. By what name is the November 1938 pogrom conducted by the Nazis commonly referred to?

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

4. What does nearly every Jew remaining in Germany, including the Klemperers, try to do in response to the rumors of ghettos?

5. What city does Gusti Weighardt write the Klemperers she is moving to?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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