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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. How much was Bolle ransomed for by the BRD?
2. Who is the co-worker that was found to have Western currency in his apartment and later is declared to be insane?
3. What is everything in the DDR about?
4. Who hires Bolle as a full-time agent after he presents photographs and data from the BRD?
5. Who is Esther deciding between to have sex with that she tells the Narrator about?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Bolle become a double agent for the DDR?
2. What is Bolle's ultimate fate after he double crosses both intelligence sides?
3. Why does Pommerer believe his phone troubles are linked to a protest he did?
4. What are some decadent pleasures that the Narrator enjoys in West Berlin?
5. What is the difference in the experiences that Pommerer and the Narrator have in 1945 with the Russians and Americans respectively?
6. What are Lena's relationships with men prior to meeting the Narrator?
7. What does the man who approaches Pommerer in the bar tell him about Butterfly?
8. What does Robert observe about capitalism when he goes to check car models with the Narrator?
9. How do Pommerer and the Narrator differ on their views of East and West German workers?
10. How do Robert and the Narrator differ in their view of news reports and their own role in it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Schneider powerfully portrays the theme of mental conditioning in Berlin. West Berlin residents consider themselves superior to their neighbors in the East. How are the Germans conditioned? What do they believe? What are they afraid of? Examine this theme in relationship to the quote by Schneider, "Where does the state end and the self begin? How far are we conditioned by the place we are born in?"
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
The two belief systems of capitalism and socialism are pitted against each other frequently in "The Wall Jumper". Identify examples of each. In what ways is the Narrator attracted to the capitalist system versus the socialist system and vice-versa? Is it surprising that people jump the Wall on both sides? Discuss in relation to the stories shared by the Narrator and Pommerer.
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