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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What German city did the Allied troops take over on Hitler’s birthday on April 20, 1945?
(a) Siegen.
(b) Trier.
(c) Nuremberg.
(d) Heilbronn.

2. What painting by Raphael was officially listed as missing among the masterpieces stolen from the Czartoryski Collection in Cracow?
(a) Portrait of a Young Man.
(b) Madonna on a Blanket.
(c) Girl with a Pearl Earring.
(d) Child in the Forest.

3. When was the Reich Sword of Prince Albrecht forged?
(a) 1600.
(b) 1540.
(c) 1623.
(d) 1498.

4. When was the Red-White-Red-Book published by the Austrian government?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1951.
(c) 1946.
(d) 1947.

5. What word from Part V: “The Aftermath,” Chapter 51 means leaving no doubt or ambiguity?
(a) Unequivocal.
(b) Exemplary.
(c) Indicative.
(d) Carnal.

6. Who was the operations commander at the mine in Heilbronn when Private Harry Ettlinger arrived in September of 1945?
(a) Private First Class Richard Courtney.
(b) Dr. Ernst Kaltenbrunner.
(c) Christopher Isherwood.
(d) Lieutenant Dale Ford.

7. On what date did James Rorimer first arrive at the southern German town of Heilbronn?
(a) March 20, 1945.
(b) April 12, 1945.
(c) April 16, 1945.
(d) September 7, 1944.

8. On what date did George Stout arrive in Bernterode, Germany, to assess the mine there?
(a) September 7, 1944.
(b) July 17, 1944.
(c) May 1, 1945.
(d) April 16, 1945.

9. Who received the French Legion of Honor on November 4, 1945?
(a) Private First Class Richard Courtney.
(b) Captain Walker Hancock.
(c) Major Ronald Edmund Balfour.
(d) Second Lieutenant James J. Rorimer.

10. What was the nickname of the Third Infantry Division of the U.S. Seventh Army?
(a) “The Albatross of the West.”
(b) “The Rock of the Marne.”
(c) “The Rough Riders.”
(d) “The Rolling Stone.”

11. Whose name was on the casket that was adorned with a wreath and red ribbons in the mine at Bernterode?
(a) Dr. Hans Bauer’s.
(b) Adolf Hitler’s.
(c) Heinrich Hoffman’s.
(d) The Margrave Karl Wilhelm von Baden-Durlach’s.

12. On what date did Albert Speer convince Hitler to change his Nero Decree from “total destruction” of nonindustrial sites to “crippling them lastingly”?
(a) March 19, 1945.
(b) March 30, 1945.
(c) July 17, 1944.
(d) March 18, 1945.

13. Who wrote the draft lecture for soldiers in 1944 that is excerpted in the opening of Part V: “The Aftermath”?
(a) Private Harry Ettlinger.
(b) Major Ronald Edmund Balfour.
(c) Captain Walter Huchthause.
(d) Captain Walker Hancock.

14. What Monuments Man once commented that Hitler “wrote a book called Mein Kampf. And if people had just read it carefully, every single thing that’s happened was already predicted… the whole Jewish situation is there in clear writing in ink”?
(a) Major Ronald Edmund Balfour.
(b) S. Lane Faison, Jr.
(c) Colonel George A. Taylor.
(d) Private First Class Lincoln Kirstein.

15. The Hungarian crown jewels were discovered in an oil barrel sunk in marshland near what village in Bavaria?
(a) Trier.
(b) Vienna.
(c) Mattsee.
(d) Asnières.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from Part V: “The Aftermath,” Chapter 53 refers to an ornamental shoulder piece on an item of clothing, typically on the coat or jacket of a military uniform?

2. Where was British Monuments Man Ronald Balfour when he was killed by shrapnel?

3. How long was the memo that Albert Speer composed on the apocalyptic effects of Hitler’s planned “scorched earth” policy?

4. Where did Harry Ettlinger send his grandfather’s art collection once he recovered it following the war?

5. Who was the soldier that smashed the artwork in the home of a former Nazi official in March of 1945 because he was enraged at the Red Cross care packages found there?

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