Is there any connection between imperative programming and the Von Neumann architecture?

I have ran into a wall with this question in the exercise my teacher gave me, is there any actual connetion between the Von Neumann architecture and imperative programming ?

I have tried googling and finding questions similar to this, but I couldn’t find anything, and the one question that I have found actually said that there shouldn’t be any connection between the Von Neumann architecture and programming paradigms.

Any help would be appreciated, I’m new to StackExchange, so if I’m breaking any rules please do tell me 🙂