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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 the international meeting on soap mentioned in "Soap Powders and Detergents"?

2. According to the author, which of the following is not a Gnostic theme within the safe of the universe that was almost opened by Einstein?

3. Which of the following does the author say is impossible to ignore for the bourgeois with regard to art history in "The Blue Guide"?

4. What sort of wrestling does the author define as portraying the ongoing battle between good and evil in "The World of Wrestling"?

5. Which two organizations are referred to in "Operation Margarine"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are "The Nautilus" and "Mysterious Island" similar and different?

2. How is it assumed the author is referring to astronauts when he says "the Jet-Man"?

3. What image of wine does the author create in the beginning of "Wine and Milk"?

4. How does royalty dress in "The 'Blue Blood' Cruise"? What does this say of the royal families?

5. Why does the author speak ill of men as 'types' in "The Blue Guide"?

6. "Hitch the greatness of the former to the triumph of the latter." To what does this quote from "Operation Margarine" apply?

7. What are "Toys," according to the author?

8. What are the differences in the hair-styles of Portia and Calpurnia in "The Romans in Films," and what do they suggest?

9. What is the significance of eating steak rare in "Steak and Chips"?

10. How can bourgeois toys be be recognized?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is wrestling a mirror of real life? Who are the "players" of wrestling that are frequent characters of the world in which we live? How is this merger of these characters with violence relevant to our society?

Essay Topic 2

What non-living objects does the author give life to in "Mythologies?" Of which examples is the author's tone positive and which negative?

Essay Topic 3

What myths/objects are nationalistic in French culture? Why are myths important to the French, specifically? How is the author eager to exemplify what is French and what is not in the book?

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