Fatherland Test | Final Test - Hard

Robert Harris (novelist)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which newspaper does Charlie want to print the story in?

2. Who is the money for that Xavier gives Max?

3. On which side of the Zurich See have the bankers settled on?

4. Where had Xavier been going when his passport was issued?

5. What was the name of the Führer's armoured train?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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