The Amber Room Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Steve Berry (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. A collection of letters is found which had been written and sent between Karol and ______________.

2. Why do the prisoners think the officer has come?

3. The man's name is changed from Karl to ______________.

4. Why does Knoll say he was not able to speak to Rachel's father, Karol, when Knoll arrived in Atlanta?

5. What does Karol do that infuriates Knoll?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the circumstances under which Rachel meets Knoll?

2. What power is Suzanne able to wield over Knoll?

3. What does Paul's willingness to go to the McKoy dig site signify to Rachel?

4. What is the purpose of the meeting between Margarethe (Suzanne) and Grumer?

5. Describe the flirtatious interaction between Knoll and Rachel as they make their way to Danya's house.

6. How do Rachel and Paul differ in their views about continuing on with the investigation?

7. What information does Danya give to Rachel and Knoll about The Amber Room and why is he so forthcoming?

8. Where does Rachel discover her father's body?

9. How do Suzanne and Knoll get killed?

10. Why is the name change case so poignant for Rachel?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Rachel. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?

Essay Topic 2

Greed takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the prominent setting for the novel. Why does Berry use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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