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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. By the end of 1940, clothing has become so scarce that:

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

3. What other means of saving money does Victor consider but ultimately discard as unworkable?

4. In 1938, _____________ is partitioned and Germany claims a huge part of the country.

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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Did the Aryans who chose to keep silent during the early days of Hitler's rise to power, rather than voice their opposition to Hitler and his views, enable and/or tacitly support him by their silence? Analyze and demonstrate why or why not, supporting your arguments with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Using the text as your backup, either prove or disprove Klemperer's 1939 statement that Nazi science long ago ceased to correspond to any reality.

Essay Topic 3

Klemperer discounts his skills in several diary entries throughout I Will Bear Witness, believing them to be neither marketable nor viable outside the German education system. Using examples from the book, analyze and demonstrate whether or not Klemperer's self-assessment of his abilities was accurate.

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