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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. What does Pommerer claim that the West is controlled by?
(a) Workers.
(b) Reactionaries.
(c) Imbeciles.
(d) Dancers.

2. After 30 years, what rules are significantly differently in the way people act in West and East Berlin?
(a) Of listening and learning.
(b) Of dancing and singing.
(c) Of fighting and living.
(d) Of talking and behaving.

3. Who do neighbors shun in favor of those who struggle against publishers and the party?
(a) Successful writers.
(b) Successful poets.
(c) Successful scientists.
(d) Successful designers.

4. What covers the land six miles out of Berlin that the Narrator notices before they see greenery?
(a) Lime dust.
(b) Newspapers.
(c) Snow.
(d) Volcanic ash.

5. Who rarely meet outside the Narrator's building but can be distinguished by noise?
(a) Singers.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Tenants.
(d) Cats.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the cordoned off section belonging to Hitler that people on both sides of the Wall stare at through binoculars?

2. When the Narrator takes a cab from the station, what does the driver make fun of regarding the West?

3. What did Kabe claim was too quiet not to jump?

4. When the Narrator arrives home at midnight, who is he surprised to see working at window level in his building?

5. What does the Narrator travel into East Berlin on?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Wolf Biermann, mentioned in Chapter 1, and how is he described?

2. 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?

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

4. How did Lena's family treat her when she visited with the Narrator in East Berlin?

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

6. Describe how the East and West Germans are different at the Schönefield Airport.

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

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

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

10. How do Pommerer and the Narrator differ on their views regarding East and West Germany and change?

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