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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 does Ford mistake Brezhnev for?
2. What is the profession of Senor Jangles' murderer in "Local News"?
3. What does the narrator of "Martha Stewart's Vagina" say the interior vagina should be?
4. Who does the narrator of "Martha Stewart's Vagina" say can make an appearance in the vagina?
5. How does Eileen Hanson refer to her boys' musical endeavors?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Eileen go to rehab? What is her reaction?
2. Describe the relationship between Eileen and her children.
3. Why does Princess Diana want to be pen pals with Mother Teresa as stated in "Pen Pals"?
4. Describe the odd drawings found in da Vinci's notebook in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook."
5. How are Princess Diana and Mother Teresa different as they are portrayed in "Pen Pals"? How are they the same?
6. What sorts of anthropomorphic characteristics does Senor Jangles have in "Local News"?
7. Which drawing in da Vinci's notebook do you think sounds the most interesting?
8. Describe the differences between the narrator and Jack Kennedy.
9. How is Jack Kennedy characterized in "Breakfast at Kennedy's"? Do you think this is a favorable description?
10. Do you admire the Hansons? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the overall theme of "Martha Stewart's Vagina"? Is there more than one theme? Do you find it difficult to identify something as cohesive as a theme for a story so ironic and satirical?
Essay Topic 2
Stewart's story, "Vincent and Theo on AOL," presents brothers who appear to be very different from one another. Compare and contrast Vincent and Theo. How are their worldviews different? How are they the same? Be sure to use specific examples from the reading.
Essay Topic 3
How does the narrative point of view carried through all of Stewart's short stories in this book affect the way characters are perceived by the reader? Choose three examples from Stewart's short stories to show how this third-party point of view impacts the work.
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