The Wall Jumper Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What is being torn down in the Narrator's neighborhood via urban renovation?

2. Who does the Narrator see in a long gown in his apartment building?

3. Why do the Narrator and Robert have to leave the cafe near the Kurfürstendamm?

4. At what age was Gartenschläger arrested for treason?

5. Who is the only traveler at the checkpoint that the Narrator sees by the border at Heinrich Heine Strasse?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are some decadent pleasures that the Narrator enjoys in West Berlin?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What first attracts the Narrator to Lena?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Tensions between certain characters offer insight into unfolding dramatic events. Pick two important individuals that interact with each other in "The Wall Jumper" and discuss their volatile relationship within the context of historical events. How does their conflict advance a theory or effect if any?

Essay Topic 2

What is the function of graffiti in "The Wall Jumper"? What does graffiti say about the German socialist system in East Berlin? What does it say about the German capitalist system in West Berlin?

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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