The Wall Jumper Test | Final 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. Who is Esther deciding between to have sex with that she tells the Narrator about?

2. What do the masked people use to break the glass of storefronts near the Kurfürstendamm?

3. Where does Pommerer live in 1945?

4. What does a West Berlin court declare Bolle to be?

5. What does Robert enjoy viewing different models of that the Narrator accompanies to see?

Short Essay Questions

1. When the leather-bound storyteller is found to have graffiti, how does he extricate himself from the clutches of the DDR?

2. How does the Narrator identify with the German people and not politics?

3. What does Robert observe about capitalism when he goes to check car models with the Narrator?

4. What does Robert think of the police's participation in the violence in town?

5. What does Pommerer observe about the DDR leadership and the reconstruction of East Berlin?

6. What is Bolle's ultimate fate after he double crosses both intelligence sides?

7. How do Robert and the Narrator differ in their view of news reports and their own role in it?

8. What is the similarity in the news reporting of the strike in Poland that both Pommerer and the Narrator observe?

9. How is Gartenschläger caught and killed?

10. Describe the Narrator's first encounter with Frieda in his apartment building.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "The Wall Jumper", Schneider's German society shows a conscious selectivity about technology. What do you think of the technology that Gartenschläger tries to steal? Which aspects do you find more or less appealing? How is technology associated with power and rebellion?

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

"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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