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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 will be happening to Generation X during 2015-2025 according to the narrator of "Five Under Five"?
2. Where is the " The Recipe" taken from?
3. Which term accurately describes the host of a proper awards ceremony in "The Recipe"?
4. What sort of adolescent should present at an awards ceremony following the honoree's speech according to the narrator of "The Recipe"?
5. What will be happening to the Baby Boomers during 2015-2025 according to the narrator of "Five Under Five"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Stewart create a fake persona to pretend to be Vincent van Gogh on AOL?
2. Describe the concept of a "Five Under Five" list.
3. What does Jon Stewart imagine himself to be in "The Cult"?
4. Where is "The Recipe" discovered?
5. Which child on the "Five Under Five" list do you find most interesting?
6. In "The Cult," how does Stewart die?
7. Compare and contrast the characters of the Devil and William Gates as described in the short story.
8. Do you find the final short story amusing? Why or why not?
9. What do you think Stewart's purpose is in writing "The Recipe"?
10. What does Sheldon discover when he reaches his high school reunion in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sheldon appears in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold" only briefly, yet serves a significant role. Describe Sheldon's character, his impact on the story, and any irony Stewart uses in writing about Sheldon.
Essay Topic 2
Which secondary character in Stewart's book do you think has the most significant impact on a story? In what context does this occur? Do you think Stewart meant for this character to have such an impact?
Essay Topic 3
How does Stewart use tragic irony in "The Cult"? Why do you think he decided to use it in this story?
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