I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Victor Klemperer
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In May, Victor and Eva take a five-day automobile vacation. Which city is their first stop?

2. How large is the apartment the Klemperers secure in the Dresden ghetto?

3. During 1940, so-called mixed-race Jews, who were previously allowed in the military, are:

4. Where are the Klemperers told they will have to live after their house is rented?

5. As bombardment in western Germany becomes more fierce, refugees from that region begin to move:

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

On page 130 of I Will Bear Witness, Klemperer quotes his dentist as saying that the Nazis "have broken their word to everyone, except to the Jews." Explain why this statement is either correct or incorrect, using the text as proof.

Essay Topic 2

Using examples from the text, analyze and explain why the poor economic climate in the early 1930s helped facilitate the Nazi Party's rise to power in Germany.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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