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. In "Love," Kata's daughter asks if Viktor is one of her mother's _________.

2. In "Proposal," Kata insists that if this is love, Viktor would do what?

3. Although Liesel and Viktor are both nonreligious, they decide to have their daughter baptized to make whom happy?

4. In "A Day in the Life," Viktor is constantly bombarded about thoughts of his own ___________.

5. How does Viktor sign the note he leaves for Kata in "Loss"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is metaphorical about the story told in "Ondine"? How does this myth relate to Tomas?

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

3. What takes place in the line outside the train in "Ocean"?

4. Who takes over the Landauer House in "Occupation"? For what purpose is it used?

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

6. How did Tomas meet Zdenka? How is her character described in "Tomas"?

7. Who is Viktor looking for in "Loss"? Where is he?

8. What information does Lanik reveal about the Landauers in "Lanik"?

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

10. Who is taken off the train in "Ocean"? What does Viktor do to try to assuage the situation?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss symbolism and metaphor surrounding the house in the novel. What are elements of foreshadowing related to the house?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze and discuss the character of Hana in the narrative. How is Hana described by the author? How does Liesel feel about her friend?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Liesel's discovery of her husband's affair. How does Liesel react? Why does she comfort Kata instead of attacking her?

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