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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 unique about the narrator of "Breakfast at Kennedy's"?
2. In "Pen Pals, " what does Diana suggest she do with Mother Teresa?
3. Who do Jewish conservatives believe is the funniest man alive according to the narrator of "The New Judaism"?
4. How does Diana die in "Pen Pals"?
5. What do the disciples do when the bill arrives in "The Last Supper"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the symbolic meaning of da Vinci's lost notebook in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook."
2. What sorts of anthropomorphic characteristics does Senor Jangles have in "Local News"?
3. Why does Eileen go to rehab? What is her reaction?
4. How is Jack Kennedy characterized in "Breakfast at Kennedy's"? Do you think this is a favorable description?
5. How does "Pen Pals" end?
6. Do you like Martha Stewart based on what you read in this short story? Why or why not?
7. Who is Senor Jangles as described in "Local News"?
8. Why do you think Stewart, a Jew, would write in this manner about Judaism?
9. What do you think of the relationship between Senor Jangles and James MacPherson in "Local News"?
10. Describe the basis for "Martha Stewart's Vagina."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Distinguish between tone and mood as used in literature, and then compare and contrast the tone and mood of Stewart's work as a whole.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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