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 does Xavier find by the jetty?

2. What had Buhler had for lunch the day he died?

3. How did Xavier's mother die?

4. Who does Globus now work for?

5. What drink does Xavier pour for himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Xavier accuse Hermann Jost of being a homosexual?

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

3. Why does Nebe allow Xavier to go to Switzerland?

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

5. What was Rudi Halder's professional career?

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

7. What do Xavier and Charlie find in the deposit box?

8. Why is Xavier March known as 'the fox' instead of 'grey wolf'?

9. Why had Nebe blocked the court-martial proceedings against Xavier?

10. How does Xavier try to justify parking in front of the Great Hall?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does Max's betrayal affect March? What suggestions were there earlier in the novel that Max would be a traitor?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the structure of the book. How does the author use character and dialogue to drive the narrative? Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?

Essay Topic 3

How did the German government keep the extermination of the Jews secret from the rest of the world? Do you think it is possible to keep such a secret?

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