The Wall Jumper Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Peter Schneider (writer)
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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. In what building does Lena find peace in that politics has not touched?

2. Who is the Narrator's first landlord in Berlin?

3. On his first visit to the wall, what does the Narrator watch?

4. Who do the artists in the countryside that the Narrator meets criticize that lost the privilege of going abroad?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the similarity in the news reporting of the strike in Poland that both Pommerer and the Narrator observe?

2. How has television affected the culture of the two German societies?

3. How does Bolle become an agent for the Stasi?

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

6. What does Pommerer observe about the DDR leadership and the reconstruction of East Berlin?

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

8. How is the Narrator more aware after the East Berlin visit?

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

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

Essay 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

Schneider is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, puns, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did Schneider mean by calling the book "The Wall Jumper"? Cite an example to support your answer.

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