The Wall Jumper Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the Eastern boys jump the Wall?

2. Whose existence do BRD politicians deny?

3. What does the Narrator notice has been removed from all the vehicles in the West?

4. What covers the land six miles out of Berlin that the Narrator notices before they see greenery?

5. On the East German map, what is lacking in the West German side?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is Gartenschläger caught and killed?

4. How does the ending of the book convey the primary feeling of the Narrator's experience?

5. How does the Narrator describe Gerhard Schlater?

6. What does Robert think of the police's participation in the violence in town?

7. When the leather-bound storyteller is found to have graffiti, how does he extricate himself from the clutches of the DDR?

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

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

10. How does Bolle end up in the French legion in Corsica?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Journalism and media reporting are important for the spread of information in "The Wall Jumper". Can the media report without bias? Choose 1-2 examples and show where the media reveals a bias. How is this similar or different to the viewpoint of the Narrator?

Essay Topic 2

Pommerer and The Narrator are two of the most active characters in discussing their social and political beliefs.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that Pommerer had a direct influence upon? What are some events that The Narrator had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support or sympathy to people that attempt to jump the Wall? Which one is stronger and why?

Essay Topic 3

Tensions between certain characters offer insight into unfolding dramatic events. Pick two important individuals that interact with each other in "The Wall Jumper" and discuss their volatile relationship within the context of historical events. How does their conflict advance a theory or effect if any?

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