The Glass Room Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Simon Mawer
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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. Who tells Liesel she wants to sleep with Eva and help her escape from her horrible husband in "Ecstasy"?

2. As "Memories" begins, Hana reveals that which lover is leaving her?

3. "Happy Families" begins with Liesel reading a review of the house in __________.

4. The house that is being designed for Liesel and Viktor is described as looking ___________.

5. What does Kata tell Viktor her profession is in "Exterior"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Liesel read about the house in "Happy Families"?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and discuss the actions in "Love" and "Ecstasy." What are the motivations of each of the characters and how do they go about achieving their aims?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the elements of symbolism and irony in "Proposal," "Ship," "Last Year in Marienbad," "Small Issue," and "Storm in March." How does the Glass Room reflect the relationship of its inhabitants?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the evolution of Hana and Stahl's relationship and the symbolism and metaphor surrounding it. How is Stahl dangerous to Hana?

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