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

2. Whom does Liesel suggest as the new nanny in "Gossip"?

3. Who attends the Landauers house-warming party and completely basks in all the glory of the house?

4. In "Encounter," Kata explains to the group that she was working where when the Nazis raided the shop?

5. In "Birth," Viktor assesses Liesel's new form in her second pregnancy and believes she no longer looks human, but ____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is foreshadowed about the house in "Completion"?

2. Where does Hana go in "Coda"? What affair takes place?

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

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

5. How does the affair between Viktor and Kata rekindle in "Ship"?

6. Whom does Hana describe helping in "Coda"? Why?

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

8. How is the fundraiser described in "Recital"? What does the author write of the house in this chapter?

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

10. Where do Liesel and Viktor live in "Conception"? Who visits them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the character of Stahl and his work at the Landauer House. What was the aim of the laboratory installed in the Landauer House? Is the laboratory based on true events in history?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss Adolf Hitler and the rise of the Nazi party. How is Hitler's influence seen in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the setting of the beginning of the novel and the background of the central characters. Where is Vienna in relation to Czechoslovakia and the Landauers' home?

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