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Robert M. Edsel
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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. Before World War II, what had been the population of Cologne, Germany?
(a) Almost 300,000.
(b) Almost 800,000.
(c) Almost 250,000.
(d) Almost 100,000.

2. Walter “Hutch” Huchthausen was on the road east of what town when he was killed by gunfire?
(a) Siegen, Germany.
(b) Karlsruhe, Germany.
(c) Aachen, Germany.
(d) Heilbronn, Germany.

3. 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) Albrecht Gaiswinkler.
(b) Dr. Hermann Michel.
(c) Dr. Emmerich Pöchmüller.
(d) Dr. Ernst Kaltenbrunner.

4. The basis of the English word “salary” derives from what substance once used as money?
(a) Sand.
(b) Salt.
(c) Salad.
(d) Shale.

5. In July/August of 1945, a building at Marburg University was requisitioned for the collection of archives of the Monuments Men. Who was placed in charge of this facility?
(a) Major Ronald Edmund Balfour.
(b) Captain Walker Hancock.
(c) Captain Walter Huchthause.
(d) Private First Class Lincoln Kirstein.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the “guide” that led George Stout and the others into Siegen, Germany on April 2, 1945?

2. What is the valley along the border between France and Germany that Captain Robert Posey and Private Lincoln Kirstein were traveling along in March of 1945, according to the author in Part III: “Germany,” Chapter 32?

3. Who was described as “Adolf Hitler’s close friend and personal photographer” in Part V: “The Aftermath,” Chapter 53?

4. As Hermann Göring made his way toward his estate at Mauterndorf in May of 1945, his artwork was in transit to what location?

5. Who wrote the draft lecture for soldiers in 1944 that is excerpted in the opening of Part V: “The Aftermath”?

Short Essay Questions

1. Whom does Robert Edsel credit as the “true hero of Altaussee” in Part V: “The Aftermath”? Why?

2. What led to the destruction of the Friedrichshain tower and many of the relics inside on May 1, 1945?

3. How did Harry Ettlinger manage to locate and recover his grandfather’s art collection?

4. How does the author describe Albert Speer in Part III: “Germany”?

5. How does the author describe the work of the Monuments Men following the end of the war in Part V: “The Aftermath,” Chapter 53?

6. Why does Robert Edsel assert that it was difficult to determine the story of Altaussee in the beginning of Part V: “The Aftermath”?

7. What did Second Lieutenant James J. Rorimer find in Neuschwanstein on his visit in early May of 1945?

8. What does the author write of Harry Ettlinger’s meeting with Heinrich Hoffman in Part V: “The Aftermath,” Chapter 53?

9. What led to the explosives being placed in the Altaussee mine? What led to their removal in April of 1945?

10. When did Lieutenant George Stout arrive in Altaussee? How many artifacts were uncovered and catalogued by Stout there?

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