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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. Second Lieutenant James J. Rorimer was detained in Mont Saint-Michel by American soldiers because he was suspected to be what?
(a) A French spy.
(b) A German spy.
(c) A Russian spy.
(d) A Spanish spy.
2. On what date did George Stout breathe “the first warm air of a British spring,” according to the author in the beginning of Part I: “The Mission,” Chapter 8?
(a) March 6, 1944.
(b) April 16, 1943.
(c) March 18, 1945.
(d) August 27, 1942.
3. Where was Harry Ettlinger living when he was drafted into the army?
(a) Atlanta, Georgia.
(b) Memphis, Tennessee.
(c) New York, New York.
(d) Newark, New Jersey.
4. On what date were America's cultural leaders called to a meeting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Metropolitan Museum director Francis Henry Taylor, according to the author in Part I: "The Mission," Chapter 3?
(a) June 26, 1939.
(b) May 27, 1944.
(c) December 20, 1941.
(d) April 16, 1943.
5. When did the Battle of Aachen take place?
(a) March 12-20, 1944.
(b) September 1-12, 1943.
(c) December 12-18, 1944.
(d) October 2-21, 1944.
Short Answer Questions
1. When is the letter dated that is from James Rorimer to his wife Katherine in the opening of Part II: “Northern Europe,” Chapter 10?
2. When was Rose Valland born?
3. The author states in the introduction to Part I: “The Mission” that the Monuments Men were a group of men and women from how many nations?
4. On what date did Japan bomb Pearl Harbor and catapult the U.S. into World War II?
5. 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?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where was Hermann Göring’s art collection transported in March of 1945? Why?
2. What took place at the meeting of the Monuments Men in France on August 13, 1944? Where did they meet?
3. How large was the MFAA when George Stout was first assigned to this unit in 1944? How were the members structured?
4. What led up to the looting of the Bruges Madonna sculpture in 1944?
5. Where was Lieutenant Colonel Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler stationed in January of 1943? How does the author describe his perception of this setting in Part I: "The Mission," Chapter 5?
6. How does the author describe Lieutenant George Stout in 1944 and before this point? What was Stout’s specialty in the art world?
7. 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?
8. What letter is quoted in the introduction to Part II: "Northern Europe"? Who wrote the letter?
9. Who comprised the group known as the Monuments Men? How does the author characterize these individuals in his introduction to Part I: “The Mission”?
10. What information did Second Lieutenant James J. Rorimer obtain in Paris in November of 1944?
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