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. Who does Doctor Eisler say Xavier looks like out of uniform?

2. What does Halder say is the historian's job to bring out of chaos?

3. What does Krebs give Xavier?

4. Who does Xavier send a box of chocolates to?

5. What does Globus break of Xavier's at first?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when after Luther appears?

3. How does Xavier react to Charlie having followed him?

4. Why does Xavier not tell Nebe of the painting in Zurich?

5. What happens when Xavier boards the plane?

6. Why does Henry not think that Luther will be granted asylum?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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