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. What does the Narrator consider easier to understand than Berlin?

2. What kinds of escape methods from the Wall became popular in the early 1960s?

3. From what direction does Kabe jump the Wall?

4. Whose government does the Narrator find more intrusive on citizen privacy?

5. What does Pommerer claim that the West is controlled by?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Narrator overhear the men working in his building saying about sports and the Russians?

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

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

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

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

6. What does the Narrator fear when he wakes up at night in his apartment alone?

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

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

9. Describe the Narrator's experience at the border with the guards and the man with the dog.

10. How do Pommerer and the Narrator differ on their views regarding East and West Germany and change?

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

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

"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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