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

2. Which country does Abbott not like to hear compared favorably with America?

3. What was the name of the criminal Mailer wrote about in the Executioner's Song?

4. What does Abbott call Cuba?

5. What is the name of the prison system Solzyhenitsyn exposed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Abbott say about American justice?

2. What does Abbott think Cuba needs?

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

4. Why does Abbott say he admires Russia?

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

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

7. What does Abbott believe is his higher calling?

8. How does prison blacken men's hearts?

9. What does Abbott think about Gary Gilmore?

10. Why does Abbott consider Alexander Solzhenitsyn a traitor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Examine the author's writing style. How would you describe the author's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does the author's style give to the story?

Essay Topic 3

What is supersanity? Why does Abbott think supersanity is so conducive to deep thinking?

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