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 the only traveler at the checkpoint that the Narrator sees by the border at Heinrich Heine Strasse?

2. Where does the Narrator's aunt live?

3. Over what philosopher do Robert and the Narrator argue that brings them almost to blows?

4. How much was Bolle ransomed for by the BRD?

5. What does Bolle erect to preach war against the Wall?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the difference in the experiences that Pommerer and the Narrator have in 1945 with the Russians and Americans respectively?

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

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

4. How do Pommerer and the Narrator differ on their views of East and West German workers?

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

6. What does a stranger warn Robert and the Narrator about in the cafe and what happens subsequently?

7. Why does Gartenschläger attempt to get a self-triggering robot?

8. How is Gartenschläger caught and killed?

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

10. How does Bolle become a double agent for the DDR?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Lena with Frieda. How are these women similar or different? What gender roles do they follow and what do they oppose? How is Lena's thinking representative of her upbringing? What does she like and dislike about the West? What about Frieda?

Essay Topic 2

The two belief systems of capitalism and socialism are pitted against each other frequently in "The Wall Jumper". Identify examples of each. In what ways is the Narrator attracted to the capitalist system versus the socialist system and vice-versa? Is it surprising that people jump the Wall on both sides? Discuss in relation to the stories shared by the Narrator and Pommerer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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