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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. What is Maria afraid of about Otto being in her wardrobe?
2. How was Otto injured during the war which caused him to be transferred to a signals regiment?
3. Who gives a prepared speech at Leonard and Maria's engagement party?
4. What is the name of the man Leonard meets in Chapter 20?
5. After Otto dies, what is the first thing that Leonard does?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Leonard compare his circumstances with Maria in Chapter 13 with their circumstances earlier in the book?
2. What problems does his hands shaking cause Leonard in Chapter 21?
3. How does Maria look when Leonard goes to see her in Chapter 21?
4. What does Leonard dream about in Chapter 19?
5. Why is Maria afraid to call the police in Chapter 17?
6. Why hasn't Leonard given any information to MacNamee in Chapter 17?
7. What piece of advice does Mr. Blake give Leonard in Chapter 15?
8. In Chapter 21, now that the tunnel has been discovered how does MacNamee view the success of the project?
9. What does the note Leonard receive from MacNamee in Chapter 20 contain?
10. Describe how Leonard finds Maria in her apartment in Chapter 14.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Identify and discuss at least three motives of the character of Leonard and how they dictate his actions and affect the plot of the novel.
Essay Topic 2
In The Innocent, McEwan includes several historical figures and events from post-World War II Berlin throughout the novel. Using at least three examples of these figures or events from the text, discuss how the inclusion of these characters affect the plot and direct the themes of the novel.
Essay Topic 3
McEwan utilizes the literary tool of irony extensively throughout The Innocent. Using at least three textual examples, describe how McEwan utilizes irony to establish themes, strengthen characterizations and add humor.
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