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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of the novel Abbott talks about in this section?

2. What does Abbott think it would be more humane to do to a criminal who commits violent acts?

3. Who does Abbott believe killed Blackie?

4. What does Abbott question about Gilmore?

5. What does Abbott claim every Communist revolution brings the world closer to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are Abbott's political beliefs and how do you think these beliefs developed? Considering he has spent all his life in prison, how legitimate are Abbott's beliefs?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Abbott refuse to give into the authorities? How does it affect his time in prison and his chances of release?

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