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. When the Narrator arrives home at midnight, who is he surprised to see working at window level in his building?

2. Who does the Narrator meet in East Berlin that is forbidden to publish?

3. When the Narrator moves to Berlin, what has just gone up?

4. What is Lena's family concerned about regarding West Berlin and the West in general?

5. What area does not have land mines according to Pommerer?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. How does the Narrator describe Kabe?

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

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

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

9. How does the Narrator describe Gerhard Schlater?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The Narrator uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two themes about loss in the stories he shares in "The Wall Jumper". Then cite an example to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

"The Wall Jumper" is written primarily in the first-person point of view of the Narrator. Is this point of view more or less effective than telling the story from the third-persona and omniscient perspective?

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