In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison Test | Mid-Book 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 city did Abbott escape to?

2. What was the only part of his body that X could move?

3. What does Abbott say he can't control?

4. Who is Abbott writing to?

5. What is the name of the poem Abbott recites in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Abbott compare prison to a bull ring and the prisoner to a bull?

2. What was it like to be in the blackout cell?

3. Who are pigs?

4. How does Abbott fight the tedium of solitary confinement?

5. How did the guards treat Abbott's claustrophobia?

6. What is psyche pain?

7. What does Abbott say about homosexuality in prison?

8. What is supersanity?

9. What is a punk?

10. What happened to Striker?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the human element in religion? Why can Abbott never believe in God despite his respect for people that do?

Essay Topic 2

In what way does power play a big part in prison relationships? How has Abbott managed to maintain his own power and what does this say about how prison has molded him as a person?^

Essay Topic 3

What was Abbott's upbringing? How much was it responsible for his incarceration?

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