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 are strikes occurring that the Narrator watches on television with Pommerer?

2. How long of a prison sentence does Bolle receive from a West Berlin court?

3. What position did Bolle have in the south that he tired of?

4. What does the DDR employ along the border that Gartenschläger wants to have?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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 Lena's relationships with men prior to meeting the Narrator?

5. How is Gartenschläger caught and killed?

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

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

8. How does the Narrator identify with the German people and not politics?

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

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

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

"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?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Lena. What is her role in the story? What was Schneider trying to accomplish by creating the Lena' character in the novel?

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