In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison 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 political leader does Abbott liken himself to?

2. What does Abbott say is the form of the truth from a certain view point?

3. What does Abbott say he is conflicted about?

4. What does Abbott believes happens to the earliest revolutionaries?

5. What does Abbott say the American prison does rather than rehabilitate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the first incident of racism Abbott experienced during his time away from prison?

2. Why does Abbott say he supports Communism?

3. Why does Abbott liken the prison system to liking a dog?

4. What does Abbott think Cuba needs?

5. What is Abbott's opinion on religion?

6. Why does Abbott think Gilmore feels guilty about his crimes?

7. Why does Abbott say he lost interest in his female pen pal?

8. Why does Abbott say he admires Russia?

9. What does Abbott say about simple things?

10. Why does Abbott think Vietnam veterans should feel shame for their part in the Vietnam War?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Abbott refuse to give into the authorities? How does it affect his time in prison and his chances of release?

Essay Topic 2

Why has murder become commonplace in prison? How can the authorities stop such violence occurring in prisons?

Essay Topic 3

Why did so many people in American prisons take up the principles of Communism? How did the Communists take adavantage of this?

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