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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the narrator, what was the only thing about Helga that had changed since he last saw her?
(a) She was blind.
(b) She suffered from dementia and did not know who he was.
(c) She had gained a lot of weight.
(d) Her hair had become snowy white.

2. Where was the narrator born?
(a) New York City.
(b) Schenectady, New York.
(c) Berlin.
(d) Chicago.

3. Why did the narrator and his mother begin to avoid each other?
(a) Because the narrator looked too much like his father, who had left her for a younger woman.
(b) Because of their differing views of the war.
(c) Because of her bizarre behavior.
(d) Because his mother did not like Helga.

4. What fact does the narrator never reveal to his wife?
(a) That he was born in the United States.
(b) That he had cheated on her.
(c) That he was part Jewish.
(d) That he was a spy.

5. The narrator is a native of which country?
(a) The United States.
(b) Germany.
(c) Hungary.
(d) Israel.

6. What prized possession does Werner Noth fear a slave woman will destroy due to carelessness?
(a) A grandfather clock.
(b) A Gutenberg Bible.
(c) A Rembrandt painting.
(d) A blue vase.

7. Besides the United States, Jones says his Minuteman publication has a small circulation in what country?
(a) Russia.
(b) West Germany.
(c) Israel.
(d) France.

8. What did the narrator receive in the mail after his address was published in the Minuteman?
(a) A notice from the IRS for unpaid taxes.
(b) A letter from Helga.
(c) A lot of hate mail.
(d) A lot of mail from supporters.

9. What prompted the sudden death of August Krapptauer?
(a) Swallowing a capsule of cyanide.
(b) Falling off a balcony.
(c) Stepping in front of Jones' limousine.
(d) Carrying luggage up several flights of stairs and apparently suffering a heart attack.

10. What does Helga say is the reason she did not get in touch with the narrator when she learned of his whereabouts?
(a) She had hoped the narrator had built a new life.
(b) She did not have enough money to send a telegram or even buy a stamp for a letter.
(c) Her sister had lied to her and said that he wouldn't be interested in seeing her.
(d) She had taken another lover by then and did not want to hurt him.

11. What is the war crime that Howard Campbell stands accused of?
(a) Promoting Nazi propaganda.
(b) Delivering orders of Cyklon-B to the death camps.
(c) Spying on America.
(d) Mistreating Allied POWs at a prison camp.

12. What does the narrator do with his broom?
(a) Carves the handle with his wood-carving set.
(b) Hits an attacker over the head with it.
(c) Offers to sweep the hallways of his building in exchange for rent.
(d) Gives it to his neighbor's daughter who wanted to dress as a witch for Halloween.

13. Where does the narrator say he met Rudolf Hoess?
(a) In the prison exercise yard.
(b) On a train to Warsaw.
(c) In a bar in Berlin.
(d) At a New Year's Eve party.

14. What is the surprise that Rev. Jones and his entourage present to the narrator?
(a) A pair of Broadway producers who want to produce his play about Nazi Germany.
(b) The FBI.
(c) A woman who appears to be his wife.
(d) Israeli agents.

15. What is the narrator's "little Eden"?
(a) His inlaws' estate near Berlin.
(b) His life with Helga.
(c) A private park where children play.
(d) The view of Jerusalem from his prison window.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Resi Noth when the narrator leaves for the front lines?

2. Comparing himself to Lionel Jones, the narrator insists that he is neither __________ nor __________.

3. Which of the following is NOT a revelation that Mr. Noth, Helga's father, reveals to the narrator:

4. Where does the narrator first see the woman he thinks is Helga when they are reunited?

5. To what does the narrator compare Resi's dog?

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