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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which city does the narrator say was "Hell" or "Purgatory" for him?
(a) Schenectady.
(b) Jerusalem.
(c) New York.
(d) Berlin.

2. What sport did the narrator and Heinz Schildknecht play together?
(a) Golf.
(b) Ping-pong.
(c) Tennis.
(d) Boxing.

3. What did the narrator's father insist was not for children, but the narrator looked at anyway?
(a) A picture history of the First World War.
(b) A stack of pornographic magazines in his father's garage.
(c) His mother's obstetrics book from nursing school.
(d) A print of Picasso's Guernica.

4. Where does the narrator first see the woman he thinks is Helga when they are reunited?
(a) Across the room at a party.
(b) In her hospital room.
(c) At the bottom of the stairwell in his building.
(d) On a train platform.

5. Where does Helga get the money to be able to reunite with the narrator?
(a) Lottery winnings.
(b) A bounty hunter looking for the narrator.
(c) Donations from the narrator's supporters.
(d) A life insurance settlement from her deceased parents.

6. What is the White Christian Minuteman?
(a) An anti-Semitic, anti-Negro, anti-Catholic publication.
(b) A member of a group of private citizens who patrol the U.S.'s southern border.
(c) The name of a marble statue in front of a historic church.
(d) The name of an old Boston tavern.

7. Why did Resi remove her mittens when she was sitting in the music room?
(a) Because the mittens made her skin itch.
(b) To pet her dog.
(c) So she could lend them to a slave woman who was working outside in the cold.
(d) Because the narrator gave her a new pair.

8. 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.

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

10. Of what did the narrator have twenty-six copies?
(a) Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" album.
(b) Hitler's Mein Kampf.
(c) The White Christian Minuteman.
(d) The Bible.

11. After the war, how many years did the narrator live in New York?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Twenty-five.
(c) Seven.
(d) One.

12. Andor Gutman tells the narrator that music played through the loud speakers all day long at the prison camp, but was occasionally interrupted by the phrase, "Leichentrager zu Wache." What does "Leichentrager zu Wache" mean?
(a) A train filled with prisoners is arriving.
(b) Prisoners return to work.
(c) Take cover because the camp was going to be bombed.
(d) Corpse-carriers to the guardhouse.

13. The narrator claims he didn't really steal his friend's motorcycle, but . . .
(a) Paid for it by leaving money in his friend's boot while he was sleeping.
(b) Borrowed it for all eternity.
(c) Pretended to steal it so his friend could collect the insurance money.
(d) Accidentally backed over it with his car and dumped the motorcycle in the lake to hide the evidence.

14. When the narrator does not want to discuss politics when they are alone in his apartment, what does he ask Helga to ask him about instead?
(a) Literature.
(b) Religion.
(c) Art.
(d) Music.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the narrator say he ended up in Germany?

2. Why do Resi's dog and Mrs. Noth have "fat" bellies?

3. The narrator tells Epstein's mother that "auf wiedersehen" means "goodbye" in German, but she corrects him by telling him it more precisely means:

4. What is George Kraft's real name?

5. Why does the narrator say Heinz's wife was hard to know?

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