Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the ironic flaw in the design on the hilt of the narrator's dagger?
2. What fact does the narrator never reveal to his wife?
3. Who was Rudolph Franz Hoess?
4. Why did Resi remove her mittens when she was sitting in the music room?
5. What made Lionel Jones a wealthy man?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Goebbels' response to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?
2. Describe the Western Hemisphere University of the Bible. What kind of courses were taught and how could one earn a degree there?
3. In the last chapter, what surprising detail is revealed about Heinz Schildknecht?
4. Describe Heinz Schildknecht's wife as the narrator portrays her. Why does he not like her?
5. Describe what happened to the narrator after being beaten and knocked unconscious.
6. Describe the narrator's and Helga's careers before the war begins, and how do they support each other in their careers?
7. Describe the narrator's encounter with Adolf Eichmann in the Tel Aviv jail.
8. What is Dr. Epstein's reaction when the narrator says he wants to turn himself in for war crimes?
9. Describe the planned escape to Mexico. Who was involved and how?
10. Describe the narrator's surroundings when he regains consciousness after being beaten.
Discuss Resi's deceptive behavior. Explain what she does and the consequences of her actions, if any. Can Resi's actions be justified? Why or why not?
Mother Night was originally published in 1961 and is set in that time and in earlier times of the narrator's life, especially World War II. Discuss whether a novel written decades ago relating to events that happened decades before that is relevant today.
Mother Night is a fictionalized account related to real events. Discuss whether you think works like Mother Night help us to understand historical events better or if pure historical accounts alone are sufficient. You may want to discuss whether historical novels have a place in a history class or belong only in a literature course.
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