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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. What decade was it when Ernst Kubin located the source material to determine what really happened at Altaussee?
(a) The 1960s.
(b) The 1970s.
(c) The 1980s.
(d) The 1950s.

2. 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) Thomas Carr Howe, Jr.
(b) Christopher Isherwood.
(c) Archibald MacLeish.
(d) Langdon Warner.

3. What was the name of Robert Posey’s wife?
(a) Margaret.
(b) Sarah.
(c) Elizabeth.
(d) Alice.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Frederick William I die?

2. By June 4, 1945, how many repositories had been discovered in the U.S. Seventh Army territory alone?

3. 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”?

4. When Stout and Hancock entered Cologne in March of 1945, Hancock assessed that there were less than how many citizens still left in the city?

5. Whose name was on the casket that was adorned with a wreath and red ribbons in the mine at Bernterode?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What events surrounded Hermann Göring and Hermann Bunjes in early May of 1945?

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

4. Why does the author state in Part V: “The Aftermath,” Chapter 54 that the reconstruction of Europe after World War II was one of the most complicated endeavors of modern times?

5. Where were Walker Hancock and George Stout when they learned of Major Ronald Edmund Balfour’s death? How did they respond?

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

7. Whom was Second Lieutenant James J. Rorimer upset that he was unable to interrogate as he approached Neuschwanstein?

8. When did Lieutenant George Stout leave Europe? How does the author describe his demeanor as he left?

9. Why does the author say the story of the Monuments Men fell into obscurity? When were the Monuments Men officially recognized for their service?

10. To whom did Second Lieutenant James J. Rorimer write to on May 17, 1945? What is stated in this letter?

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