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 causes the arrest of the Eastern boys?

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

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

4. What do the banners that the Narrator sees in the countryside say about the Soviets?

5. Who remains silent when Pommerer's friends and neighbors complain about censorship?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Narrator describe Robert in Chapter 1?

2. What do neighbors in the German countryside gather to discuss that the Narrator observes?

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

4. How does the Narrator describe Kabe?

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

6. What does the Wall symbolize to the West Germans?

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

8. Describe Berlin from the Narrator's point of view in the airplane.

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

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

Essay Topics

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

Politics play a significant role in the book. Schneider refers to the politics of the East Berlin society of "The Wall Jumper" compared to that of West Berlin. Discuss the use of politics in the novel. How does politics influence the actions of the main characters of the Narrator, Pommerer, and others? Also examine the use of politics in relationships.

Essay Topic 3

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

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