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. How does Abbott claim guards instigate violence in prison?

2. What kind of people does Abbott say the Vietnam Veterans killed?

3. In what state was a black farmer fined for double parking?

4. What country does Abbott say has the most oppressive regime on the planet?

5. Whose writings does Abbott say he supports?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Abbott's opinion on religion?

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

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

5. Why does Abbott say he admires Russia?

6. What does Abbott say about American justice?

7. What is Abbott's opinion on freedom?

8. How does prison blacken men's hearts?

9. What does Communist philosophy say about prejudice?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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?^

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