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 "Conception," the architect tells Liesel and Viktor that he wishes to not only design the outside of the house, he now wants to create what on the inside of the house?

2. As "Loss" begins, Viktor is back where, looking for Kata?

3. In "Hana," Hana insists that nothing is sacred and that Liesel's marriage is __________.

4. Liesel and Viktor's architect intends to create a stone wall in the great room which he says will be the color of whose hair?

5. As "Ecstasy" begins, Hana asks Viktor if Liesel is sleeping with what composer?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why is the Landauers' nanny leaving in "Gossip"? Whom does Liesel suggest as a replacement?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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

Describe and discuss the setting of Czechoslovakia and the history of the Villa Tugendhat. How did this house inspire the author to write the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Liesel and Kata in the narrative. How does Viktor feel about each of the women? How do they relate to one another?

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