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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. On his first visit to the wall, what does the Narrator watch?
(a) Fighting monkeys.
(b) Bus loads of visitors.
(c) Singing wrestlers.
(d) Dancing troupes.

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

3. Who owns the building in which the Narrator lives?
(a) Violinists.
(b) Gentry.
(c) Writers.
(d) Police.

4. Who considers themselves superior based on clothing, accessories and language?
(a) East Germans.
(b) Russians.
(c) Americans.
(d) West Germans.

5. Who does the Narrator meet in East Berlin that is forbidden to publish?
(a) Eric.
(b) James.
(c) Jason.
(d) Robert.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What structure zigzags through the city of Berlin?

4. Who does the Narrator meet in Lena's family in East Berlin?

5. What kinds of escape methods from the Wall became popular in the early 1960s?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Narrator describe Kabe?

2. What does the Narrator observe in the final paragraphs about himself and his belongings?

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

4. What did the early 1960s see in Berlin in terms of escape methods in Berlin?

5. How does Bolle become a double agent for the DDR?

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

7. What does a stranger warn Robert and the Narrator about in the cafe and what happens subsequently?

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

9. Describe the Narrator's first encounter with Frieda in his apartment building.

10. Why does Gartenschläger attempt to get a self-triggering robot?

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