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. Which country does Abbott say is Cuba's master?

2. What is the name of Mailer's book about a true crime?

3. Who does Abbott say American democracy is slanted against?

4. What does Abbott say is a barrier to intelligence?

5. What does Abbott say he is conflicted about?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Abbott's opinion on freedom?

2. Why does Abbott not like the prisoner who denounces sex, drink and drugs?

3. What was the third racist incident Abbott experienced during his time away from prison?

4. Why does Abbott consider Alexander Solzhenitsyn a traitor?

5. What is Abbott's opinion on religion?

6. What does Abbott say about simple things?

7. What is Abbott's opinion of American society?

8. How did Blackie try to expose the prison system?

9. What does Abbott say about Stendhal's novel, THE RED AND THE BLACK?

10. What does Abbott think Cuba needs?

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

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

Why does Abbott think democracy is so slanted against black people? In what way does Communist philosophy try to do away with such prejudice?

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