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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 does the letter Diana's father in "Pen Pals" receive suggest?
2. What sort of accident does Teddy Kennedy have during the trip?
3. What does Ford choke on during a meeting in 1976?
4. What does Eileen Hanson apologize for in her letter?
5. Who does Ford mistake Brezhnev for?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Princess Diana want to be pen pals with Mother Teresa as stated in "Pen Pals"?
2. Explain the dynamics of Jesus's relationship with his disciples in "The Last Supper."
3. What role does the narrator play in "Breakfast at Kennedy's"?
4. What do you think of the tone of "Martha Stewart's Vagina"? Do you think it's funny or offensive?
5. What is mentioned in "The Last Supper" about the source of the New Testament?
6. Explain the symbolic meaning of da Vinci's lost notebook in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook."
7. Describe the odd drawings found in da Vinci's notebook in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook."
8. Describe the setting for this story as given in the beginning of "Breakfast at Kennedy's."
9. What sort of personality does Avram the waiter have in "The Last Supper"?
10. Who is your favorite character in "Lack of Power"? 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
How does Stewart use tragic irony in "The Cult"? Why do you think he decided to use it in this story?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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