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. Over what philosopher do Robert and the Narrator argue that brings them almost to blows?

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

3. What does Bolle join when he cannot find anywhere to serve after leaving the south?

4. Via what method does Bolle infiltrate the BRD?

5. When Gartenschläger climbs up and removes a comrade along the border, what does he luckily avoid sniping?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. When the leather-bound storyteller is found to have graffiti, how does he extricate himself from the clutches of the DDR?

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

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

8. What does Robert think of the police's participation in the violence in town?

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

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

Schneider is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, puns, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 2

"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.

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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