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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the narrator mean when he claims, "I became what I am today and what I will always be, a stateless person"?
(a) That the "Nation of Two" that he and his wife created no longer exists because of her death.
(b) That he can never return to the United States because he wrote propaganda for the Nazis.
(c) That he can never return to Germany because he was a spy for the Americans.
(d) That the concept of statehood is absurd and there should be just one United State, not fifty.

3. Arpad Kovacs despises Jews who did not do what?
(a) Convert to Christianity.
(b) Escape from Europe when they had the chance.
(c) Fight back.
(d) Help settle the new nation of Israel.

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

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

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

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

8. What do the letters "W.H.U.B." stand for?
(a) Women Helping Underprivileged Brethren.
(b) Nothing. They are the call letters of a radio station.
(c) White Heterosexuals United by Beliefs.
(d) Western Hemisphere University of the Bible.

9. When the narrator was serving as an American agent, how did he send coded information out of Germany?
(a) By using acrostics, where the reader would look at the first letter of each word in a newspaper article.
(b) In the form of special mannerisms, pauses, coughs, and stumbles during his broadcasts.
(c) By writing letters to his Native American grandmother in the Navajo language.
(d) By drawing cartoons that revealed a secret message when folded a certain way.

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

11. How many brothers and sisters does the narrator have?
(a) No brothers and seven older sisters.
(b) One twin brother who died as an infant.
(c) One brother and two sisters.
(d) None.

12. Which of the following is NOT a symbol that the narrator had drawn in the dust of his windowpanes:
(a) A hammer and sickle.
(b) A swastika.
(c) A cross.
(d) The Stars and Stripes.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the "Blue Fairy Godmother"?

2. The narrator claims he didn't really steal his friend's motorcycle, but . . .

3. What grim task does Werner Noth ask the narrator to do?

4. Which characteristic does NOT describe Howard W. Campbell, Jr.'s father?

5. What is one thing that Heinz was willing to do for his motorcycle that he was not willing to do for his wife?

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