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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 do humanists not believe in?
2. When was The Mask of Sanity published?
3. How often does Gil have sex?
4. How many kids does Kurt have?
5. According to Kurt, what occupied country has America become like?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kurt say is all he really ever wanted to do?
2. How does Kurt feel about Jesus?
3. According to Kurt, what do humanists believe?
4. Who is Gil Berman?
5. What debate does Kurt have with the man who does not give his address?
6. What is Kurt's theory about time?
7. What type of car did Kurt used to sell?
8. Who is Kurt's hero?
9. What comparison does Kurt make involving the Bush administration? What values would he like to see the government adopt?
10. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Dan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay on the influence and effect of technology on the human race in the past and future. Be sure to address:
1) Benefits and dangers of technology.
2) Electronic communities and the future of socializing.
3) Whether or not you feel increasing technology is a positive trend, and why.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay comparing American literature to the literature of another country, such as France or Germany. Be sure to note differences or similarities in:
3) Optimism vs pessimism.
4) Influence upon global philosophy.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay on Shakespeare and his influence on world culture. Be sure to address:
1) What makes Shakespeare such an important playwright.
2) Themes and subject matter addressed in Shakespeare's work.
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