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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?
(a) Russians.
(b) East Germans.
(c) West Germans.
(d) Americans.

2. What does the Narrator notice has been removed from all the vehicles in the West?
(a) FD insignia.
(b) LB insignia.
(c) AC insignia.
(d) VW insignia.

3. What do Western publicity folk strive to avoid according to the Narrator?
(a) Self-criticism.
(b) Self-praise.
(c) Self-doubt.
(d) Self-loathing.

4. What causes the arrest of the Eastern boys?
(a) The American coverage of the story.
(b) The Western coverage of the story.
(c) The Eastern coverage of the story.
(d) The Russian coverage of the story.

5. What is the name of the Eastern boys' friend that joins them in jumping the Wall?
(a) Lutz.
(b) Nelson.
(c) Robert.
(d) Willy.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the Narrator moves to Berlin, what has just gone up?

2. How does Kabe fool his government?

3. Who do neighbors shun in favor of those who struggle against publishers and the party?

4. What lying outside the path to the door of the Narrator's building remains the same?

5. Where do Pommerer and the Narrator go to watch jazz?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How does the Narrator describe Gerhard Schlater?

3. How does the Narrator describe Kabe?

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

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

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

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. How does the Narrator view the East from the S-Bahn train station?

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

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