The Wall Jumper Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Peter Schneider (writer)
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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. Who is the Narrator's first landlord in Berlin?

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

3. What is the cordoned off section belonging to Hitler that people on both sides of the Wall stare at through binoculars?

4. Where was Kabe sent because he jumped the Wall?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What amazes the Narrator about his cousin's behavior in Dresden?

3. How do the DDR and the Western television reflect bias when it comes to news reporting?

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

5. What is the difference in the experiences that Pommerer and the Narrator have in 1945 with the Russians and Americans respectively?

6. Describe how the East and West Germans are different at the Schönefield Airport.

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

8. How does the Narrator get in trouble with the customs man?

9. What does the Narrator notice about Soviet propaganda compared to that of the West while traveling with Pommerer?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

What is the function of graffiti in "The Wall Jumper"? What does graffiti say about the German socialist system in East Berlin? What does it say about the German capitalist system in West Berlin?

Essay Topic 3

"The Wall Jumper" is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic. Schneider uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.

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