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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What literary review had Private First Class Lincoln Kirstein founded while attending Harvard?
(a) Fox and Hound.
(b) Cambridge Literary Journal.
(c) Hound and Horn.
(d) National Lampoon.

2. On what date did Japan bomb Pearl Harbor and catapult the U.S. into World War II?
(a) December 7, 1941.
(b) June 26, 1939.
(c) May 27, 1944.
(d) August 27, 1942.

3. It was March of what year when the Germans annexed Austria?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1937.
(c) 1940.
(d) 1938.

4. When did Captain Walker Hancock join George Stout on a mission to visit a repository that held Dutch masterpieces and an original Rembrandt and to arrange for the protection of the works?
(a) September 16, 1944.
(b) March 6, 1944.
(c) June 6, 1944.
(d) October 10, 1944.

5. After the Allied victory at Saint-Lô, who was the former schoolteacher and popular officer whose body was wrapped in an American flag and hoisted atop the ruins of the church of Sainte-Croix?
(a) Colonel George A. Taylor.
(b) Major Ronald Edmund Balfour.
(c) Major Tom Howie.
(d) Second Lieutenant James J. Rorimer.

6. When did Captain Walter Hancock arrive in Aachen, Germany, to assess the situation there, according to the author in Part II: “Northern Europe,” Chapter 17?
(a) October, 1942.
(b) November, 1944.
(c) September, 1943.
(d) January, 1943.

7. On what date did Harry Ettlinger ship out to basic training?
(a) August 11, 1944.
(b) April 16, 1943.
(c) December 7, 1941.
(d) August 27, 1942.

8. Part I: "The Mission," Chapter 5 describes events in North Africa at what time?
(a) October, 1944.
(b) January, 1943.
(c) June, 1939.
(d) October, 1942.

9. What is the date of Rosenberg’s transmittal letter to Hitler accompanying albums of photographs of works of art stolen for the Führermuseum in Part I: “The Mission,” Chapter 7?
(a) March 18, 1945.
(b) August 27, 1942.
(c) July 17, 1944.
(d) April 16, 1943.

10. Who founded the city of Karlsruhe, Germany?
(a) Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
(b) Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz.
(c) Hans Holbein the Elder.
(d) The Margrave Karl Wilhelm von Baden-Durlach.

11. What name refers to vegetable, fruit and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Germany during World War I and World War II to reduce the pressure on the public food supply brought on by the war effort?
(a) Victory gardens.
(b) Cultivar gardens.
(c) Spanish gardens.
(d) Peacetime gardens.

12. To whom is the letter addressed in Part II: “Northern Europe,” Chapter 17 from George Stout on October 4, 1944?
(a) Captain Robert Posey.
(b) Rose Valland.
(c) Langdon Warner.
(d) Johannes Vermeer.

13. When did Major Ronald Edmund Balfour arrive at the cathedral in Bruges to assess the damage by the looting Germans?
(a) June 6, 1944.
(b) October 10, 1944.
(c) March 6, 1944.
(d) September 16, 1944.

14. When was the city of Karlsruhe, Germany, established?
(a) 1802.
(b) 1715.
(c) 1645.
(d) 1598.

15. In what year was Harry Ettlinger “banned from the local sports association,” according to the author in Part I: “The Mission,” Chapter 1?
(a) 1935.
(b) 1929.
(c) 1911.
(d) 1933.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the director of the French National Museums that had the Louvre's works of art transported to the French countryside before Germany's invasion in 1940?

2. How many of the Monuments Men were still in their twenties, according to the author in the introduction to Part I: “The Mission”?

3. What was the name of George Stout’s wife?

4. Second Lieutenant James J. Rorimer was detained in Mont Saint-Michel by American soldiers because he was suspected to be what?

5. What does “MFAA” stand for?

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