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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom was Adolf Hitler visiting in Florence in May of 1938, according to the author in Part I: “The Mission,” Chapter 2?
(a) Hermann Göring.
(b) Dr. Ernst Kaltenbrunner.
(c) Heinrich Hoffman.
(d) Benito Mussolini.

2. In what year did a Jewish merchant named Seligmann establish himself in Karlsruhe, according to the author in Part I: “The Mission,” Chapter 1?
(a) 1811.
(b) 1625.
(c) 1798.
(d) 1725.

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

4. Who was the first Monuments Man to tour the valley of La Gleize, Belgium, after the Battle of the Bulge?
(a) Rose Valland.
(b) Sheldon Keck.
(c) Bill Lesley.
(d) Lamont Moore.

5. Who wrote the chronicle of Nazi Berlin titled I Am a Camera?
(a) Langdon Warner.
(b) Lamont Moore.
(c) Christopher Isherwood.
(d) Archibald MacLeish.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was assigned to inspect monuments in Sicily on his own with no resources or assistance and once in Italy became buried by bureaucracy, according to the author in Part I: “The Mission”?

2. Where was Rose Valland born?

3. Where did George Stout report for naval duty in January of 1943, according to the author in Part I: "The Mission," Chapter 6?

4. To whom did Rose Valland send a bottle of champagne when the Germans swept down on the Allied lines in the Ardennes, according to the author in Part II: “Northern Europe,” Chapter 23?

5. According to the author, Givet, Belgium was a replacement depot when Harry Ettlinger arrived there. What term did the men call this staging area for replacement troops?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Captain Walker Hancock find when he returned to La Gleize after the Battle of the Bulge? How did he fulfill his mission there?

2. How large was the MFAA when George Stout was first assigned to this unit in 1944? How were the members structured?

3. What mission did Captain Walker Hancock and Lieutenant George Stout undertake in October of 1944?

4. How did Rose Valland’s actions protect valuable works of art in August of 1944?

5. What letter is quoted in the introduction to Part II: "Northern Europe"? Who wrote the letter?

6. When did the Allied forces bomb the abbey at Monte Cassino, Italy? How did this event reflect upon the Allies?

7. How does the author describe Lieutenant George Stout in 1944 and before this point? What was Stout’s specialty in the art world?

8. Where were Captain Robert Posey and Captain Walker Hancock assigned after the victory of the Allies in Metz? What did they discover in these locations?

9. Where was Hermann Göring’s art collection transported in March of 1945? Why?

10. What is the history of the Ghent Altarpiece? Where did the work end up during World War II?

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