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

2. What did Blackie say he wanted to lift the veil on?

3. When did Blackie seize four guards as hostages?

4. What does Abbott think Gilmore is attracted to?

5. Which country does Abbott say he admires?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Abbot state are his reasons for taking heroin and marijuana?

2. What does Abbott think about Gary Gilmore?

3. What was Marx's views on capital punishment?

4. Why does Abbott say he wishes for instability in the East?

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

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

7. What does Abbott think Cuba needs?

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

9. What is Abbott's opinion on religion?

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

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

How has prison torture affected Abbott? How have laws changed since? Why was such punishment deemed as unhelpful for the prison environment?

Essay Topic 3

What is Marx's view on capital punishment? What examples can you think of that either go against or back up his claim? What are your own opinions on capital punishment?

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