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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. The narrator of "Pen Pals" claims that who is the biggest fan of Mother Teresa?
2. What is the mascot to be adopted by New Judaism, according to the narrator of "The New Judaism"?
3. Why is Eileen's handwriting sloppy?
4. Where do Jack Kennedy and Lem go to see the Kennedys?
5. What does Senor Jangles say as he dies in "Local News"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What sorts of anthropomorphic characteristics does Senor Jangles have in "Local News"?
2. Explain the symbolic meaning of da Vinci's lost notebook in "Da Vinci: the Lost Notebook."
3. Who is your favorite character in "Lack of Power"? Why?
4. How does Stewart make Ford a fascinating character?
5. What is the tone of "Pen Pals"?
6. How does "Pen Pals" end?
7. Describe the relationship between Eileen and her children.
8. Describe how Martha says the exterior of the vagina should look, according to the narrator of "Martha Stewart's Vagina."
9. What do you think of the tone of "Martha Stewart's Vagina"? Do you think it's funny or offensive?
10. What do you make of a small dog becoming so famous in "Local News"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 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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