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 political system attracts Abbott?

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

3. Whose writings does Abbott say he supports?

4. What does Abbott say ex-prisoners can never get honestly?

5. What drug does Abbott say helps him to think about philosophical matters?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Abbott believe is his higher calling?

2. What does Abbott say about Communist revolution?

3. Why does Abbott think Gilmore insists on the death penalty?

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

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

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

7. What does Abbott think Cuba needs?

8. What does Communist philosophy say about prejudice?

9. What is Abbott's opinion on freedom?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does Abbott think is wrong with America? In what way could his views be described as limited? Is there any validity to his claims?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Abbott feel it is important to choose sides? What problems occur from people choosing one side over the other? Are these problems apparent in Abbott's own life?

Essay Topic 3

In what could it be said that Abbott is institutionalized? What diffferent view does this give Abbott on life? What do you think society could from Abbott's views?

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