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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 was Jangles' next role supposed to be, according to the narrator of "Local News"?
2. What does the New Judaism require according to the narrator of "The New Judaism"?
3. According to the narrator of "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook," what is a possible explanation for the disappearance for da Vinci's notebook?
4. Who finds da Vinci's lost notebook, according to the narrator?
5. How does Eileen Hanson refer to her boys' musical endeavors?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Princess Diana want to be pen pals with Mother Teresa as stated in "Pen Pals"?
2. Who is your favorite character in "Lack of Power"? Why?
3. Describe the odd drawings found in da Vinci's notebook in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook."
4. Which drawing in da Vinci's notebook do you think sounds the most interesting?
5. What do you think of the tone of "Martha Stewart's Vagina"? Do you think it's funny or offensive?
6. How is the disappearance of da Vinci's notebook explained in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook"?
7. What sort of personality does Avram the waiter have in "The Last Supper"?
8. What sorts of anthropomorphic characteristics does Senor Jangles have in "Local News"?
9. Describe the religion of Judaism from what you know after reading "The New Judaism."
10. What is the tone of "Pen Pals"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "The Recipe," how does Stewart use satire to communicate his message? Do you find this tactic humorous, confusing, or offensive? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Characters' names are symbolic in "Five Under Five." Choose two characters and describe what their names symbolize. Why would Stewart choose these particular names for the characters?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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