Fatherland Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert Harris (novelist)
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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 disease had Xavier invalided out of the navy?

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

3. What do the stairs of Xavier's apartment smell of?

4. How many filing cabinets are in Xavier's office?

5. Who does Xavier say Charlie talks like?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the landlady's opinion of Charlotte Maguire?

2. Why is Charlie already in trouble with the German authorities?

3. What is inside the package Xavier takes from Buhler's mailbox?

4. What is the official history of resettlement in Poland, as described by Rudi Halder?

5. How was Stuckart and Maria Dymarski said to have died?

6. Why has Stuckart's death been transferred to the sexual crimes division?

7. How had Germany achieved peace with the United States?

8. How are the Reich security forces organized?

9. Describe Xavier's office in the Kripo headquarters.

10. What is the significance of President Kennedy's visit to Berlin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pick a character from the book and discuss his or her goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters' goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

Essay Topic 2

From your own knowledge of the Second World War, do you find Harris' storyline plausible? What are the potential faults in his alternate history? Are there any significant changes that you would make?

Essay Topic 3

How does the book's setting affect the meaning of the book? Do you think the story would be as effective in Stalin's Russia or Mussolini's Italy?

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