A Man Without a Country Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 did Abbie Hoffman say was the new high?

2. How often does Gil have sex?

3. What is the working title of Kurt's book?

4. What did the New York Times guarantee were in Iraq?

5. What makes life worth living for Kurt, other than music?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Alex? What did he learn from him?

2. What advice does Kurt give the woman hoping to have a baby?

3. Who is Gil Berman?

4. What does Kurt say about the value of books?

5. What is Kurt's theory about the relationship between the moon and planet Earth?

6. Why does Kurt think the suicide rate of slave owners was higher than the suicide rate of slaves?

7. What comparison does Kurt make involving the Bush administration? What values would he like to see the government adopt?

8. How does Kurt feel about Jesus?

9. What does Kurt say is all he really ever wanted to do?

10. What debate does Kurt have with the man who does not give his address?

Essay Topics

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 in an informal style that describes what it is like to pursue art as a career. The essay should focus upon:

1) Difficulties faced by those seeking to make money from art.

2) The chances of being able to make a comfortable living from art.

3) How you would feel if your children wanted to be professional artists.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the Great Depression from an economic standpoint, examining its causes, effects, and solution. Be sure to address at least one of these points:

1) Political leadership and the Depression.

2) Differences and similarities between the Great Depression and recent economic crises in the United States.

3) The influence of the Great Depression on economics as a discipline.

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