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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Before Harry Ettlinger’s grandfather fled Germany in 1939, he was forced to stash his art collection in a storage facility near what town?
(a) Trier, Germany.
(b) Bonn, Germany.
(c) Salzburg, Austria.
(d) Baden-Baden, Germany.

2. Who was described as “Adolf Hitler’s close friend and personal photographer” in Part V: “The Aftermath,” Chapter 53?
(a) Rose Valland.
(b) Heinrich Hoffman.
(c) Dr. Ernst Kaltenbrunner.
(d) Albrecht Dürer.

3. What was the name of Harry Ettlinger’s grandfather who fled Germany in 1939?
(a) Martin Kippenberger.
(b) Jörg Immendorff.
(c) Opa Oppenheimer.
(d) Max Liebermann.

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

5. Who was the head of the Mineralogical Department of the Natural History Museum, Vienna that supposedly sent a message alerting Major Pearson to the hidden treasures at Altaussee?
(a) Dr. Emmerich Pöchmüller.
(b) Albrecht Gaiswinkler.
(c) Dr. Ernst Kaltenbrunner.
(d) Dr. Hermann Michel.

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

7. One of the items that was returned from the repositories was the famous stained-glass windows of what cathedral, which the French considered a national treasure?
(a) The Strasbourg Cathedral.
(b) The Burgos Cathedral.
(c) St. Stephen's Cathedral.
(d) The Reims Cathedral.

8. When was the Dachau concentration camp opened?
(a) 1936.
(b) 1935.
(c) 1933.
(d) 1929.

9. How many gallons of water were leaked into the Heilbronn mine every day from the Neckar River?
(a) 500.
(b) 100,000.
(c) 50,000.
(d) 10,000.

10. What Monuments Man wrote of the discovery of the Bruges Madonna, “the light of our lamps played over the soft folds of the Madonna’s robe, the delicate modeling of her face. Her grave eyes looked down, seemed only half aware of the sturdy Child nestling close against her, one hand firmly held in hers”?
(a) Langdon Warner.
(b) Christopher Isherwood.
(c) Thomas Carr Howe, Jr.
(d) Archibald MacLeish.

11. When Harry Ettlinger ordered a wall removed from the mine at Heilbronn in September of 1945, a chamber was discovered with long tables piled with bottles. What was inside the bottles?
(a) Coca-Cola.
(b) Cyanide.
(c) Nitroglycerin.
(d) LSD.

12. What is referred to in Part IV: “The Void,” Chapter 37 as “the great lost civilization of Africa”?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Nairobi.
(c) Mesopotamia.
(d) Timbuktu.

13. How many paintings were discovered at the repository in the Altausee mine?
(a) 9,213.
(b) 5,215.
(c) 6,577.
(d) 2,356.

14. Albert Speer was what official party member number of the Nazi Party?
(a) 21,654.
(b) 474,481.
(c) 125,213.
(d) 11,214.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the Red-White-Red-Book published by the Austrian government?

2. For what publication did Lincoln Kirstein write an article in 1945 that stated of the Altausee mine that “so many witnesses told so many stories that the more information we accumulated the less truth it seemed to contain”?

3. On what date did the Monuments Men arrive at the Third Army base in Trier, Germany, to assess the damage there after the fighting ended?

4. Who was Martin Bormann’s secretary in the bunker with Hitler and thus privy to most communiqués in the Third Reich, according to the author in Part V: “The Aftermath,” Chapter 51?

5. On what date did Albert Speer convince Hitler to change his Nero Decree from “total destruction” of nonindustrial sites to “crippling them lastingly”?

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