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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 do neighbors shun in favor of those who struggle against publishers and the party?
2. What do the neighbors of Pommerer's friends in the countryside gather to discuss?
3. What do Eastern and Western broadcasts emphasize?
4. In the Narrator's dream, what does he fall overboard from?
5. What relations did Kabe strain through his act of jumping the Wall?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the difference in the importance of the Wall shown in Western and Eastern maps?
2. How does the Narrator describe Robert in Chapter 1?
3. How does Kabe outwit both the East and West German governments?
4. How do the DDR and the Western television reflect bias when it comes to news reporting?
5. 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?
6. What did the early 1960s see in Berlin in terms of escape methods in Berlin?
7. What does the woman with bulging eyeballs who visits Pommerer have to say about solidarity?
8. How does the Narrator describe Kabe?
9. Who is Wolf Biermann, mentioned in Chapter 1, and how is he described?
10. How did Lena's family treat her when she visited with the Narrator in East Berlin?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
"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.
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
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?
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