Mother Night Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is the "Blue Fairy Godmother"?

2. Which description does NOT apply to Lionel Jones?

3. What does Arpad Kovacs call people who did nothing to save their own lives or anyone else's lives?

4. What made Lionel Jones a wealthy man?

5. What prized possession does Werner Noth fear a slave woman will destroy due to carelessness?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Helga presumed to be dead?

2. Why had Father Keeley been "unfrocked"?

3. What is Goebbels' response to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?

4. What happened to members of the Sonderkommando when their job was done? How were they replaced?

5. What is Abraham Epstein's mother hoping to prove when she speaks to the narrator in German?

6. Why was Lionel Jones sent to prison (before he became acquainted with the narrator), and based on what evidence?

7. What is Arpad Kovacs response when he reads the contents of one of Campbell's radio broadcasts?

8. Describe Heinz Schildknecht's wife as the narrator portrays her. Why does he not like her?

9. Describe the Western Hemisphere University of the Bible. What kind of courses were taught and how could one earn a degree there?

10. Describe Resi's reaction to the news that her dog must be killed.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the process Howard Campbell goes through from hiding from prosecution to wanting to face punishment for his crimes.

Essay Topic 2

Consider Howard and Helga's "Nation of Two." Is such a concept a good idea for a couple, a family, or even a single person? Discuss pros and cons of small groups or individuals considering themselves to be their own nation.

Essay Topic 3

Why do you think the narrator decides to commit suicide once the fact that he was an American spy is verified and he is no longer wanted for war crimes? Discuss reasons you believe the narrator would prefer to end his life rather than begin a new life as a free man.

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