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. Where is Gartenschläger killed?

2. What does Pommerer believe that East Germans have more of than West Germans?

3. When Biermann is exiled, what do his supporters in East Berlin fear?

4. When Bolle is allowed to travel back and forth through Germany and is not arrested for his espionage, what does he become?

5. Who seduces Lena but abandons her?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How is Gartenschläger caught and killed?

10. What does the man who approaches Pommerer in the bar tell him about Butterfly?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did Schneider mean by calling the book "The Wall Jumper"? Cite an example to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The Narrator uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two themes about loss in the stories he shares in "The Wall Jumper". Then cite an example to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

"The Wall Jumper" is written primarily in the first-person point of view of the Narrator. Is this point of view more or less effective than telling the story from the third-persona and omniscient perspective?

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