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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 does Pommerer believe that East Germans have more of than West Germans?
2. What does the Narrator bring into East Berlin that he is allowed to carry?
3. In Pommerer's favorite bar, what does the Narrator complain about?
4. What did Pommerer's father leave for him for protection?
5. What has taken too long to finish according to Pommerer in East Berlin that makes him angry?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Gartenschläger caught and killed?
2. What amazes the Narrator about his cousin's behavior in Dresden?
3. How does Bolle become an agent for the Stasi?
4. What does Robert observe about capitalism when he goes to check car models with the Narrator?
5. Describe the Narrator's first encounter with Frieda in his apartment building.
6. What does a stranger warn Robert and the Narrator about in the cafe and what happens subsequently?
7. What are Lena's relationships with men prior to meeting the Narrator?
8. Describe the Narrator's experience at the border with the guards and the man with the dog.
9. What does Robert think of the police's participation in the violence in town?
10. What does the man who approaches Pommerer in the bar tell him about Butterfly?
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
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.
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