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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. Who considers themselves superior based on clothing, accessories and language?
(b) East Germans.
(d) West Germans.
2. In the Narrator's dream, what does he fall overboard from?
(a) A helicopter.
(b) A plane.
(c) A boat.
(d) A car.
3. What is the enormous structure in the countryside that the Narrator notices standing out?
(a) A statue.
(b) A silo.
(c) A dish.
(d) A TV antenna.
4. Where was Kabe sent because he jumped the Wall?
(a) Polar extremes.
(b) Constitutional bunker.
(c) Psychiatric evaluation.
(d) Underground cellar.
5. What did the Narrator and Pommerer argue about the Commission on Order and Security report?
(a) Whether it was the same as that under Nazism.
(b) Whether it symbolized the power of their government.
(c) Whether it mandated suspicious activity.
(d) Whether it was sympathetic to their cause.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do both sides of the Wall want to call Kabe?
2. How does Kabe fool his government?
3. Who among the jumpers goes West to become a lumberjack?
4. What does Pommerer claim that the West is controlled by?
5. What camps are the Eastern boys sent to?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did the early 1960s see in Berlin in terms of escape methods in Berlin?
2. How has television affected the culture of the two German societies?
3. What is the evening of music that Pommerer and the Narrator take in at the Hall of Young Talent like?
4. How did Lena's family treat her when she visited with the Narrator in East Berlin?
5. How does the Narrator view the East from the S-Bahn train station?
6. What do the artistic neighbors that the Narrator meets with Pommerer in the countryside say about the scientist and the state as compared to writers?
7. What is the difference in reporting between West and East German politicians on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on the evening news?
8. What does the Wall symbolize to the West Germans?
9. What does the woman with bulging eyeballs who visits Pommerer have to say about solidarity?
10. How does the Narrator describe Robert in Chapter 1?
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