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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 "Chata," Viktor goes to whom to let him know that he will become the CEO of Landauer Motors?
2. As "Ecstasy" begins, Hana asks Viktor if Liesel is sleeping with what composer?
3. What is formed of bands of chalcedony in alternating colors?
4. In "Gossip," Liesel learns that her nanny will leave the family for what reason?
5. Where was Adolf Hitler born?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where have the central characters just arrived in "Honeymoon"? How do they feel about one another?
2. Describe the outline of the house in "Gestation." What elements of the house are nontraditional?
3. What do Liesel and Viktor ask the architect to build in "Commitment"? What is his response?
4. What is described in "A Day in the Life"? What thoughts consume Viktor in this chapter?
5. Why do Liesel and Viktor have the baby baptized in "Construction"? What do they argue about?
6. What does Liesel read about the house in "Happy Families"?
7. What does Viktor give a speech about in "Housewarming"? What metaphor does he employ?
8. How is the onyx wall proposed in "Onyx"? What are the differences in Liesel and Viktor's feelings about the house?
9. Describe the political landscape in "Anschluss." What concerns does Viktor have?
10. What does the architect think of Liesel and Viktor in "Honeymoon"? What does he relate about his work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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 and discuss Adolf Hitler and the rise of the Nazi party. How is Hitler's influence seen in the novel?
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