Mother Night Test | Final 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. What does the narrator call Werner von Braun?

2. If someone wished to purchase a copy of Memoirs of a Monogamous Casanova with color illustrations, how much extra would it cost?

3. What does George Kraft think new surroundings and new identities would inspire him and the narrator to do?

4. What is the book, Memoirs of a Monogamous Casanova, about?

5. What was George Kraft using as target practice in Jones' cellar?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Lazlo Szombathy, the man who uses the rope intended for the narrator. What had he done in his native country and after coming to America?

2. How did the narrator meet Werner von Braun and what detail does he recall from that meeting?

3. The patrolman the narrator meets outside his home is fascinated with the effects chemicals have on human behavior. What does the patrolman say are ways that chemicals affect human behavior and what are some examples he cites?

4. Describe the narrator's surroundings when he regains consciousness after being beaten.

5. Where does Helga say she found the collection of the narrator's works? What is the significance of this place?

6. Describe the encounter at the mailboxes with the unnamed man with the shopping bag.

7. What does Frank Wirtanen say will happen to Jones, Keeley, the Black Fuehrer, and the Iron Guardsmen after the raid?

8. Why does the narrator say he "froze" after he is released after the raid?

9. Describe the planned escape to Mexico. Who was involved and how?

10. What is the plot of "The Goblet"?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

The novel deals with many sobering topics such as war, genocide, racism, and suicide. Discuss your opinions of the way the novel handles these sensitive topics. For example, does the novel include too many lurid details or not enough? Should the novel have included more humor to lighten the dark tone or would that have distracted from the seriousness of the subject?

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