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 wars with servility in the custom man's face?

2. What colour are the trams in Zurich?

3. What is playing on the radio after Henry arrives?

4. Where does Xavier hide the key to the Swiss account?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How do Xavier, Charlie and Henry try to avoid being overheard?

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

5. Why do you think Xavier chooses to visit Pili?

6. Why did Xavier withdraw all his money from the bank?

7. What happens when Xavier boards the plane?

8. Why does Xavier's passport confuse the customs official?

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

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

Choose one of the following and discuss how it affects the tone of the book and helps to express character and theme.

1. Setting

2. Point of view

3. Structure

4. Language

Essay Topic 2

In 1994, a TV film of the book was made by HBO. What are the main differences between the novel and the film version? Why do you think the filmmakers adapted these points differently to the author? Do you think the film is effective in telling the story of Fatherland?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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