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

2. What is the name of the Eastern boys' friend that joins them in jumping the Wall?

3. For how many Fridays do the Eastern boys jump the Wall before they are stopped by the West Berlin patrol?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the Narrator's neighbors in Berlin like?

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

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

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

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

6. How does the Narrator describe Kabe?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Lena. What is her role in the story? What was Schneider trying to accomplish by creating the Lena' character in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

What is the significance of the Wall? When was the Wall erected? How does it divide Berlin? How does it divide the people of Berlin? What does the Wall symbolize? What international relationships are changed as a result? Who gains or loses power?

Essay Topic 3

One of the main themes in the book is ethical and social responsibility. List at least four examples where Schneider employs this specific theme. Is the battle between making ethical choices obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in this kind of battle? Do you think the right person or group won? Does good always triumph over evil in the case of "The Wall Jumper" ethics? Where do these definitions appear vague or incomprehensible?

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