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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Klemperer risk for avoiding giving the Nazi salute during class?
2. What puts Palestine beyond the reach of many?
3. What health condition(s) do both Klemperers appear to have?
4. Victor Klemperer, the diarist, is a ___________ who has converted to _________.
5. The government uses various ________ methods to harass Jews and other so-called undesirables.
Short Essay Questions
1. During World War I, where did Victor Klemperer serve during combat?
2. When Klemperer receives letters from friends and family who have emigrated and have found success, he is both happy for and envious of them. What is the reason for Klemperer's envy?
3. In 1933, Klemperer notes that many Catholics, Communists, and Jews who are wealthy or who have internationally marketable skills emigrate. What is life like for members of these groups who remain in Germany?
4. What were one of the requirements of Palestine's immigration policies that made it difficult for Jews to emigrate there?
5. Klemperer also buys a car, which severely strains his finances. What does he do to pay off his debts?
6. When Klemperer is let go from his job, his pension is cut and he complains about the reduced pay. What will he eventually think of his pensioned status, and why?
7. What reason does Klemperer give for the phenomenon of families and friends beginning to lose track of each other as people started to emigrate?
8. Klemperer ends his friendship with Gusti and Karl Weighardt because they criticized his driving skills to others. What is ironic about this decision?
9. What was the significance of the Sturmateilung (SA), the members of which were the primary target of Hitler during the "Night of the Long Knives"?
10. Instead of using Georg's money to emigrate, what does Klemperer do with it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Considering the financial strain--along with the constant anxiety of being the target of state-sponsored discrimination--Klemperer was experiencing by 1936, what purpose might his diary entries about the minutiae of driving have served him? Support your explanation with examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
Why, in the face of mounting Nazi discrimination against the Jews, would Klemperer choose to enter into a large house loan instead of emigrating, as his friends and family were? Write a persuasive essay that analyzes and explains the possible reasons why he made this decision, supporting your arguments with examples/citations from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Klemperer's belief that an amphibious landing in England is impossible with the successful amphibious landings on D-Day. Use the text to support your arguments.
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