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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. When was the city of Munich founded?
(a) 1158.
(b) 1325.
(c) 1495.
(d) 1265.

2. Who was the chief of Hitler’s security police and the second-highest-ranking member of the SS in May of 1945?
(a) Archibald MacLeish.
(b) Heinrich Hoffman.
(c) Dr. Emmerich Pöchmüller.
(d) Dr. Ernst Kaltenbrunner.

3. When did Monuments Men Robert Posey and Lincoln Kirstein arrive at Altaussee?
(a) May 12, 1945.
(b) May 29, 1945.
(c) May 1, 1945.
(d) April 12, 1945.

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

5. Who is credited with the following quote in the introduction to Part V: “The Aftermath”? “All the works of art for whose fate we still tremble will return to us, bringing the light of their beauty to attract, as before, pilgrims from every country and to inspire thoughts of peace.”
(a) Private Harry Ettlinger.
(b) Dr. Cesare Fasola.
(c) Rose Valland.
(d) Captain Walker Hancock.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the commander of the Third Infantry Division of the U.S. Seventh Army?

2. Who received the French Legion of Honor on November 4, 1945?

3. When was the Dachau concentration camp opened?

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

5. Where were the famed Amber Panels of Peter the Great looted from by the Nazis?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where were Lieutenant George Stout and Captain Walker Hancock on the first of May in 1945? What did they find at this location?

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. How and when did Adolf Hitler die? What did Hitler remark in his will regarding his art collection?

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

6. For whom was Private Harry Ettlinger working as a translator in May of 1945? Where had he originally been assigned?

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

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

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

10. How many repositories does the author describe that were found in Germany following the war in Part V: “The Aftermath,” Chapter 53?

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