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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 writes to Diana's father in "Pen Pals"?
2. What does Eileen Hanson ask for in a "P.S." in her Christmas card?
3. Who do Reform Jews believe is the funniest man alive according to the narrator of "The New Judaism"?
4. Where have the Jews put down a time-share, according to "The New Judaism"?
5. What was Jangles' next role supposed to be, according to the narrator of "Local News"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do you make of a small dog becoming so famous in "Local News"?
2. How does the point of view affect the reader's perspective in "Lack of Power"?
3. Describe how Martha says the exterior of the vagina should look, according to the narrator of "Martha Stewart's Vagina."
4. How is the disappearance of da Vinci's notebook explained in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook"?
5. Describe the differences between the narrator and Jack Kennedy.
6. Why does Eileen go to rehab? What is her reaction?
7. Why does Princess Diana want to be pen pals with Mother Teresa as stated in "Pen Pals"?
8. Explain the dynamics of Jesus's relationship with his disciples in "The Last Supper."
9. Do you like Martha Stewart based on what you read in this short story? Why or why not?
10. Explain the symbolic meaning of da Vinci's lost notebook in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Historical events play a very significant role in Stewart's stories. Why do you think Stewart enjoys citing historical events as a way of making writing more humorous? Do you think real events or made-up events are funnier?
Essay Topic 2
How is Stewart's collection of stories ultimately resolved? Do you think the resolution was adequate? In your opinion, what could have been added (or removed) to make it more meaningful?
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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