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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the Narrator meet his friend from East Berlin to play pinball?
(a) Gerhard's.
(b) Schlater's.
(c) Robert's.
(d) Charlie's.

2. What does the Narrator consider easier to understand than Berlin?
(a) Paris.
(b) Prague.
(c) Burlington.
(d) New York.

3. What does the Narrator travel into East Berlin on?
(a) G-Bahn.
(b) N-Bahn.
(c) S-Bahn.
(d) U-Bahn.

4. Instead of outsmarting the State, what did Biermann do that evoked criticism from his peers?
(a) Respect it.
(b) Challenge it.
(c) Accept it.
(d) Hide from it.

5. When the Narrator moves to Berlin, what has just gone up?
(a) The currency.
(b) The Opera.
(c) The Wall.
(d) The Flag.

Short Answer Questions

1. On maps, what does the Narrator notice is missing in West Berlin?

2. Who among the jumpers goes West to become a lumberjack?

3. Who does the Narrator dream about when he takes his first visit to the DDR?

4. Who rarely meet outside the Narrator's building but can be distinguished by noise?

5. After 30 years, what rules are significantly differently in the way people act in West and East Berlin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do neighbors in the German countryside gather to discuss that the Narrator observes?

2. How is the difference in the importance of the Wall shown in Western and Eastern maps?

3. What does the woman with bulging eyeballs who visits Pommerer have to say about solidarity?

4. How does the Narrator describe Kabe?

5. How does the Narrator describe Robert in Chapter 1?

6. What is the difference in reporting between West and East German politicians on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on the evening news?

7. How does Schneider uses the analogy of lovers to explain the German lack of interest in reunification?

8. What does the Wall symbolize to the West Germans?

9. Describe Berlin from the Narrator's point of view in the airplane.

10. How do the DDR and the Western television reflect bias when it comes to news reporting?

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