Fatherland Test | Final 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 Krebs say Globus dislikes about Xavier?

2. Who's statue stands at Flughafen Hermann Goring?

3. Which stock is falling after the news of detente?

4. What does Xavier shout out to Globus as he is being tortured?

5. What is inside the deposit box?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is notable about the ransacked pile of items in Xavier's apartment?

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

3. What is Luther's plan?

4. Why is Krebs shocked by Xavier's revelations?

5. How does Charlie intend to cross the border into Switzerland with the documents?

6. State one way in which Xavier tries to block the pain of being tortured.

7. Why is Xavier complimentary of Globus on the phone?

8. What is the arrangement for the deposit box at the Swiss bank?

9. Why does Pili work with the Gestapo?

10. What do Xavier and Charlie discover in Luther's doctor's bag?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Harris represent both American and German cultures in his novels? What way could these representations be called problematic?

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

Fatherland is part of the thriller genre. What are the conventions of the genre in terms of character, language and plot? How does the alternate history affect the impact of the novel?

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