The Berlin Stories: The Last of Mr. Norris, Goodbye to Berlin 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 eventually causes Christopher to leave the island?

2. Why does Peter plan to go to see a doctor once he returns home?

3. What is the name of the spoiled, young, rich girl?

4. How many tenants live at the narrator's home?

5. Who visits with Christopher?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the nature of the relationship between Peter and Otto?

2. What is the purpose of Christopher's trip to Ruegen Island? Where does he stay while on the island?

3. What is the phrase the narrator uses to describe himself?

4. What becomes of Fraulein Schroeder?

5. Who are the residents of the boarding house?

6. How does Christopher describe the situation?

7. How does Christopher end up living with Otto and his mother, Frau Nowak? Describe the atmosphere.

8. What events lead up to the first problems with Sally and Christopher?

9. How does Christopher describe Bernard? How does he compare to Natalia?

10. What happens to Bernard at the end of the story? What does it really mean?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bradshaw, Christopher and others were expatriates living in Berlin. What is an expatriate? Have you ever met one? Are you one? Where might you find an expatriate? What are your opinions on expatriates? Write a 500-word essay about becoming an expatriate OR find at least five famous expatriates and write a short bio on each.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Christopher Isherwood's career as a writer, before and after he moved to the United States in 1946. What was Isherwood's original reason for traveling to Berlin? How long did he stay in the country? Where did he go after he left Germany? What other books did Isherwood write? What two plays were inspired by "The Berlin Stories?"

Essay Topic 3

Several of the characters have strong opinions about Nazis versus the Communists. Compare and contrast the two groups. Which do you think would be best for the German people? Who was the first to assert itself as a potential front runner? Which group prevailed? What happened to the other group? Do both groups still exist in Berlin today?

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