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. During "Honeymoon," Liesel is only saddened when she thinks about whom?

2. What is the name of Hana's husband?

3. What is the name of Kata's daughter?

4. In "Small Issue," Viktor decides that what month is the latest the family can stay in Czechoslovakia?

5. What is the name of the woman with whom Viktor begins having an affair in "Onyx"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What architect do Liesel and Viktor meet in "Honeymoon"? Where?

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

3. Describe the outline of the house in "Gestation." What elements of the house are nontraditional?

4. What do Liesel and Viktor ask the architect to build in "Commitment"? What is his response?

5. What is described in "A Day in the Life"? What thoughts consume Viktor in this chapter?

6. What does the architect think of Liesel and Viktor in "Honeymoon"? What does he relate about his work?

7. What does Viktor discuss with Kata in "Proposal"? What concerns does Kata have?

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

9. How is the onyx wall proposed in "Onyx"? What are the differences in Liesel and Viktor's feelings about the house?

10. What interaction do Liesel and Viktor have with Rainer von Abt in "Construction"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the history and impact of World War I in Europe. How was Czechoslovakia affected by the war? How is this impact seen in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the plight of Jews during World War II and the status of the war in "Anschluss." What dangers did Viktor's family face from the Nazis?

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