Mother Night Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mother Night 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. What is the ironic flaw in the design on the hilt of the narrator's dagger?

2. The narrator tells Epstein's mother that "auf wiedersehen" means "goodbye" in German, but she corrects him by telling him it more precisely means:

3. What is the city in which Campbell, Jr. sits in jail waiting for his trial to begin?

4. What fact does the narrator never reveal to his wife?

5. Where does the narrator first see the woman he thinks is Helga when they are reunited?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the gist of Bernard O'Hare's letter to the narrator?

2. Why is Helga presumed to be dead?

3. Describe the narrator's and Helga's careers before the war begins, and how do they support each other in their careers?

4. Explain why the narrator thinks Helga is "amazingly well-preserved."

5. Describe the narrator's mother and what is the "queer demonstration" she gives?

6. What is Abraham Epstein's mother hoping to prove when she speaks to the narrator in German?

7. What is the significance of the leather strap that Bernard Mengel mentions?

8. What is Goebbels' response to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?

9. Describe Heinz Schildknecht's wife as the narrator portrays her. Why does he not like her?

10. How and where does the narrator learn the lurid details of his father-in-law's death and what does the narrator find troubling about the article, besides the fact that it is about the death of someone he knows?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Resi's behavior when the narrator meets her in the music room before going to the front lines. Does Resi's behavior seem appropriate for a child her age? Why or why not? Discuss how Resi's circumstances may have affected her attitudes and behaviors.

Essay Topic 2

Mother Night is a fictionalized account related to real events. Discuss whether you think works like Mother Night help us to understand historical events better or if pure historical accounts alone are sufficient. You may want to discuss whether historical novels have a place in a history class or belong only in a literature course.

Essay Topic 3

Howard Campbell discovers that Resi has not only deceived him by posing as Helga's sister, but is also a communist agent involved in a plot to kidnap him. Discuss why Campbell is not particularly shocked or angered by these betrayals.

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