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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Gunther discover immediately upon meeting Vogelmann?
2. Whose revelation about Inge angers Gunther so much that he kills him in the woods?
3. Who is Becker's contact in Berlin for his assignment?
4. Who bears a resemblance to Streicher?
5. Who is found to be paying for full-page ads for the private investigator hired by the parents?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Gunther willing to be a mole in the American organization in Pullach?
2. What does Gunther hear after the seance?
3. What does Gunther learn from Dr. Kindermann about Inge?
4. Who is Neumann and what does he tell Gunther that helps him in his case?
5. What does Gunther learn at the Berlin Documents Center?
6. What does Becker's ex-wife tell Gunther about Becker?
7. What does Gunther realize about Linden's death from Belinsky and looking at dental records in Dr. Heim's office?
8. What does Colonel Poroshin ask Gunther to do?
9. What do the American counter-intelligence officers want from Gunther?
10. What does Gunther learn about the American company in Pullach?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kerr is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, briefly describe them, and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 2
One of the main themes in the book is good versus evil. However, unlike other works of fiction, in Berlin Noir, this line at times can seem hard to distinguish. For example, when Gunther is employed by the Gestapo, he shares investigative results with Nazi officials that use this information for destructive purposes. In looking at the actions of the characters in Berlin Noir, who emerges as a "good" character and why? Who emerges as an "evil" character and why? What frailties are present? How do you think circumstances affect the definition of "good" and "evil" in Berlin Noir? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
"He had a nose that looked like it'd gotten more pockmarks in it than every bit of land between the Germans and English at the Somme." Find other examples of simile employed by Philip Kerr in the Berlin Noir that are effective and humorous, revealing interesting details about characters.
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