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

2. What painting by Raphael was officially listed as missing among the masterpieces stolen from the Czartoryski Collection in Cracow?
(a) Madonna on a Blanket.
(b) Child in the Forest.
(c) Portrait of a Young Man.
(d) Girl with a Pearl Earring.

3. 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) Bonn, Germany.
(b) Trier, Germany.
(c) Baden-Baden, Germany.
(d) Salzburg, Austria.

4. Who wrote the draft lecture for soldiers in 1944 that is excerpted in the opening of Part V: “The Aftermath”?
(a) Captain Walter Huchthause.
(b) Major Ronald Edmund Balfour.
(c) Private Harry Ettlinger.
(d) Captain Walker Hancock.

5. At what establishment did Private Harry Ettlinger stay with 20 or so other enlisted men in September 1945 in Heilbronn?
(a) Hotel Torbräu.
(b) The Kronprinz Hotel.
(c) Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München.
(d) Le Méridien.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. How many miles from Salzberg is the Pötschen Pass located?

3. Almost how many women and men had served in the multinational MFAA effort in WWII?

4. 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”?

5. What was the name of the 70-pound Holocaust survivor that was “adopted” by Harry Ettlinger’s detachment?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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?

8. Where were Captain Robert Posey and Private Lincoln Kirstein assigned in April of 1945? What did they discover in this location?

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

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

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