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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 does Abbott claim has been robbed from him?
2. Which author does Abbott reference in this section?
3. What did the black farmer use as a weapon against the police?
4. Who does Abbott say American democracy is slanted against?
5. What did Blackie say he wanted to lift the veil on?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Marx's views on capital punishment?
2. Why does Abbott think Gilmore insists on the death penalty?
3. Why does Abbott not like the prisoner who denounces sex, drink and drugs?
4. How does prison blacken men's hearts?
5. What does Abbot state are his reasons for taking heroin and marijuana?
6. Why does Abbott say he wishes for instability in the East?
7. What was the second incident of racism Abbott experienced during his time away from prison?
8. What was the first incident of racism Abbott experienced during his time away from prison?
9. Why does Abbott liken the prison system to liking a dog?
10. How does prison encourage racism?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why did so many people in American prisons take up the principles of Communism? How did the Communists take adavantage of this?
Essay Topic 2
What was Abbott's upbringing? How much was it responsible for his incarceration?
Essay Topic 3
Why does Abbott feel it is important to choose sides? What problems occur from people choosing one side over the other? Are these problems apparent in Abbott's own life?
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