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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. In 1938, _____________ is partitioned and Germany claims a huge part of the country.
2. During 1940, so-called mixed-race Jews, who were previously allowed in the military, are:
3. What makes food and commercial items increasingly difficult to obtain as 1939 progresses?
4. When Klemperer applies to the American Consulate in Berlin, what number is he given when he is assigned to the immigrant waiting list?
5. In the middle of 1938, Jews are required to make their name 'Jewish' for easy identification. What does Victor begin calling himself in order to comply with this requirement?
Short Essay Questions
1. As 1938 progresses, what form of resistance against the Nazis is occasionally reported?
2. In 1937, what is the conclusion that Klemperer draws about Hitler and the resilience of the Nazis?
3. For what kinds of property issues do the Klemperers find themselves harassed by the city during 1937?
4. Why does the Nazi regime imposes a 'billion-Mark' fine on Jewish citizens in 1938?
5. What brings Klemperer to believe that most Germans have always been, somewhat, anti-Semitic.
6. As 1940 progresses, which continent becomes entirely involved in World War II?
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. In what month of 1940 does the Nazi party take control of the Klemperers' house and evict them?
9. In what part of 1940 does the expansion in scope of the war become particularly marked?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the following two concepts:
a) Klemperer's 1938 conclusion that Hitler is a political genius and that the viable existence of German Jews is decidedly short-lived
b) Klemperer's previous years' conclusions about Hitler, the viability of the Nazi Party, and the existence of German Jews.
Use the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
In his 1937 diary entries, Klemperer spends a great deal of time pondering whether the virulent anti-Semitism embodied in Hitler is abnormal or if it is inherent to the national German psyche. Analyze, explore, and demonstrate which of the two options is correct, using the text to support your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
Choose any three of the discriminatory actions legalized by the passage of the Nuremberg Laws of Citizenship and Race and write an essay that analyzes and explains the effect each of the actions that you chose. Explain the effects upon the Jews as well as on non-Jews and the Nazi Party. Use the book to support your statements.
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