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 is written in Buhler's diary on the day before he died?

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

3. What weaponry lines the Avenue of Victory?

4. Who had been asking about Xavier at the Archiv?

5. Why does Xavier struggle to find out the identity of the Weisses?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role in the art-smuggling ring did Stuckart play?

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Willi Stiefel agree to work with Max and Xavier?

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

8. Describe Xavier March's apartment.

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

10. What is the hierarchy of cars used by the security forces of the Reich?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Fatherland with one of Harris' later modern historical novels Enigma and Archangel. How does his style develop? Does he change his viewpoint in any significant ways? How do you think his career as a journalist affected his novel writing?

Essay Topic 3

Compare Artur Nebe and Globus.

1. What is their relationship to each other?

2. How are their ideas different?

3. How do their differences in opinion prove to be destructive?

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