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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 sort of accident does Teddy Kennedy have during the trip?
2. What does Ford's steward try to convince Ford of?
3. How does the narrator of "Martha Stewart's Vagina" describe the vagina?
4. How long do the visitors in the vagina stay, according to the narrator of "Martha Stewart's Vagina"?
5. What sport does Ford watch on television the day after Carter's inauguration?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Jack Kennedy characterized in "Breakfast at Kennedy's"? Do you think this is a favorable description?
2. Explain the dynamics of Jesus's relationship with his disciples in "The Last Supper."
3. Explain the symbolic meaning of da Vinci's lost notebook in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook."
4. Describe the odd events captured on tape involving Gerald Ford.
5. Why does Eileen go to rehab? What is her reaction?
6. What do you think of the relationship between Senor Jangles and James MacPherson in "Local News"?
7. What sorts of anthropomorphic characteristics does Senor Jangles have in "Local News"?
8. Do you like Martha Stewart based on what you read in this short story? Why or why not?
9. Which drawing in da Vinci's notebook do you think sounds the most interesting?
10. Describe the setting for this story as given in the beginning of "Breakfast at Kennedy's."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Princess Diana and Mother Teresa are two famous, charitable women, yet are very different in numerous ways. Compare and contrast the two female characters by using specific examples from "Pen Pals."
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