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. When Bolle offered his services to the US Army for counterintelligence, what happened?

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

3. What does Robert think is a fairy tale for those who choose to not know better?

4. What does the Narrator bring into East Berlin that he is allowed to carry?

5. After hearing Bolle's tale, whose story does Pommerer share with the Narrator in the bar?

Short Essay Questions

1. What amazes the Narrator about his cousin's behavior in Dresden?

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

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

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

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

6. How does Bolle end up in the French legion in Corsica?

7. Why does Pommerer believe his phone troubles are linked to a protest he did?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Love and sexuality between the Narrator and Lena is a recurring theme. How does the Narrator's feelings about love change from the beginning of the novel to its end? In what ways has he expanded his awareness and beliefs? Is sexuality connected to love for the Narrator? How does his feelings for Lena develop and change and how does his relationship with her contrast with that of other women that he has had romantic feelings for or an idealized relationship with?

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