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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 does Bolle erect his device to preach war against the Wall?
2. How long of a prison sentence does Bolle receive from a West Berlin court?
3. Who helped Pommerer survive the war?
4. What did Pommerer's father leave for him for protection?
5. When Bolle jumps the wall, what does he tell the DDR guards that he wants?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Lena's relationships with men prior to meeting the Narrator?
2. What does the man who approaches Pommerer in the bar tell him about Butterfly?
3. What does Pommerer observe about the DDR leadership and the reconstruction of East Berlin?
4. How do Pommerer and the Narrator differ on their views of East and West German workers?
5. How is Gartenschläger caught and killed?
6. What does a stranger warn Robert and the Narrator about in the cafe and what happens subsequently?
7. What first attracts the Narrator to Lena?
8. Describe the Narrator's experience at the border with the guards and the man with the dog.
9. When the leather-bound storyteller is found to have graffiti, how does he extricate himself from the clutches of the DDR?
10. What does Robert think of the police's participation in the violence in town?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Journalism and media reporting are important for the spread of information in "The Wall Jumper". Can the media report without bias? Choose 1-2 examples and show where the media reveals a bias. How is this similar or different to the viewpoint of the Narrator?
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
"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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