The Glass Room 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. Liesel and Viktor's architect intends to create a stone wall in the great room which he says will be the color of whose hair?

2. After their honeymoon, Viktor and Liesel move into a furnished villa in what section of the city?

3. Where was Adolf Hitler born?

4. What is the name of the company that Viktor's family owns?

5. Where does Hana say she helped the woman whose husband was holding her hostage escape in "Coda"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Viktor give a speech about in "Housewarming"? What metaphor does he employ?

2. What does Rainer relate of his ideas for the house in "Conception"?

3. Where have the central characters just arrived in "Honeymoon"? How do they feel about one another?

4. Describe the character of Hana, as revealed in her first appearances in "Hana." How does Hana know Liesel?

5. Describe the political landscape in "Anschluss." What concerns does Viktor have?

6. How do Liesel and Viktor become closer in "Interior"? What does Liesel question her husband about in this chapter?

7. How does Viktor compare the two world wars in "Robots"?

8. What emotional conflict does Hana face in "Memories"? Who consoles her?

9. Why do Liesel and Viktor have the baby baptized in "Construction"? What do they argue about?

10. Discuss the sexual motifs in "Ecstasy." Whom does Hana develop feelings for in this chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe, analyze, and discuss the character of Lanik in the novel. What does Lanik represent symbolically? How is he related to the Landauer family?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and discuss the characters of Liesel and Viktor Landauer. How does their relationship evolve from the beginning of the novel to the end?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the events in "Encounter" and "Chata" and Kata's integration with the Landauer family. How does Viktor react upon seeing Kata at the fundraiser? How does Liesel?

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