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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 Wolf Biermann do for a living?
(a) Dance.
(b) Write.
(c) Sing.
(d) Teach.

2. What is the UN resolution on the evening news about that the Narrator watches on television?
(a) Soviet invasion of Afghanisthan.
(b) Soviet invasion of Czech Republic.
(c) American invasion of France.
(d) American invasion of Prussia.

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

4. Who do the artists in the countryside that the Narrator meets criticize that lost the privilege of going abroad?
(a) A teacher.
(b) An intellectual.
(c) A scientist.
(d) A writer.

5. Where do Pommerer and the Narrator go to watch jazz?
(a) Underground railroad.
(b) Getty museum.
(c) Friedrichstrasse station.
(d) Hall of Young Talent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the enormous structure in the countryside that the Narrator notices standing out?

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

3. Where have Pommerer's friends in the countryside settled into?

4. What do Western publicity folk strive to avoid according to the Narrator?

5. What structure zigzags through the city of Berlin?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kabe outwit both the East and West German governments?

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

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

4. 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?

5. What is the story that Pommerer tells the Narrator about the Willy boys and their friend Lutz concerning the Wall?

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

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 is the evening of music that Pommerer and the Narrator take in at the Hall of Young Talent like?

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

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

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