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Robert Harris (novelist)
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What had Stiefel been arrested for previously?
(a) Insulting an officer.
(b) A bank robbery.
(c) Breaking and entering.
(d) Car theft.

2. What position had Halder held in the U-boat service?
(a) Cook.
(b) Midshipman.
(c) Firing officer.
(d) Wireless operator.

3. What was Buhler's main task as State Secretary?
(a) Welcoming foreign diplomats.
(b) Act as a figurehead.
(c) Policing.
(d) Resettlement.

4. Where does Xavier take his son out for the day?
(a) To the zoo.
(b) To play footbal.
(c) To a museum.
(d) A tour bus.

5. Why did Buhler have no children?
(a) He hated children.
(b) His wife was infertile.
(c) They died on the Eastern Front.
(d) He was sterile.

6. Where was Hermann Jost born?
(a) Magdeburg.
(b) Munich.
(c) Leipzig.
(d) Dresden.

7. At what time of day are big announcements made?
(a) Late at night.
(b) The end of the working day.
(c) During the lunch-hour.
(d) The beginning of the working day.

8. Who does Globus now work for?
(a) The Gestapo.
(b) The Kripo.
(c) The SA.
(d) The Orpo.

9. What do the stairs of Xavier's apartment smell of?
(a) Damp.
(b) Sweat.
(c) Old meals.
(d) Cigarette smoke.

10. What is the announcement concerning?
(a) The death of a party official.
(b) The capture of a war-criminal.
(c) The visit of the president of America.
(d) A victory on the Eastern Front.

11. What do the signs on the U-bahn say to do?
(a) Go on holiday.
(b) Become an informant.
(c) Give money to the poor
(d) Beware pickpockets.

12. Where does Artur Nebe live?
(a) Spandau.
(b) Charlottenburg.
(c) Prenzlauer Berg.
(d) Kreuzberg.

13. How does Xavier treat the body?
(a) With disgust.
(b) With brutality.
(c) With disdain.
(d) With tenderness.

14. What is the penalty for possessing a foreign bank account without permission?
(a) Jail.
(b) Deportation.
(c) Community service.
(d) Death.

15. What colour are the walls of the reception room where Frau Trinkl views the body?
(a) Brown.
(b) Black.
(c) Dirty grey.
(d) Lime green.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the lake mentioned at the beginning of the novel?

2. What had Charlie Maguire heard coming from the elevator shaft when she had visited Stuckart's apartment?

3. What weaponry lines the Avenue of Victory?

4. What does Krebs offer Xavier and Max?

5. What does Xavier have for his picnic?

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