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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. Who finds da Vinci's lost notebook, according to the narrator?
2. According to the narrator of "The New Judaism", who do the Orthodox believe is the funniest man alive?
3. Who do Reform Jews believe is the funniest man alive according to the narrator of "The New Judaism"?
4. How does Teresa die in "Pen Pals"?
5. Who is the waiter at Jesus' dinner party in "The Last Supper"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What sort of personality does Avram the waiter have in "The Last Supper"?
2. How is Jack Kennedy characterized in "Breakfast at Kennedy's"? Do you think this is a favorable description?
3. How does the point of view affect the reader's perspective in "Lack of Power"?
4. Compare and contrast the Orthodox with the New Judaism as explained in "The New Judaism".
5. Describe the odd events captured on tape involving Gerald Ford.
6. What mascots does Stewart suggest for New Judaism?
7. Why does Eileen go to rehab? What is her reaction?
8. Do you feel sorry for Eileen? Why or why not?
9. What is mentioned in "The Last Supper" about the source of the New Testament?
10. What role does the narrator play in "Breakfast at Kennedy's"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Which secondary character in Stewart's book do you think has the most significant impact on a story? In what context does this occur? Do you think Stewart meant for this character to have such an impact?
Essay Topic 2
Humor is an important aspect of Stewart's work. How is this technique used to tell the story of the Ford tapes? What does humor contribute to the effect of Stewart's work on readers? How does he incorporate it into the greater work?
Essay Topic 3
What tone does Stewart use in "The Last Supper, or the Dead Waiter"? Do you think the tone matches the content of the story? If not, why do you think Stewart would pair a lighthearted tone with a story with serious content?
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