The Wall Jumper Test | Final Test - Hard

Peter Schneider (writer)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. When was Bolle ransomed by the BRD?

4. What does Pommerer learn from the foreigners in 1945?

5. What is the subject of the documentary that the Narrator watches with Pommerer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "The Wall Jumper", Schneider's German society shows a conscious selectivity about technology. What do you think of the technology that Gartenschläger tries to steal? Which aspects do you find more or less appealing? How is technology associated with power and rebellion?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

"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.

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