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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. In "Adolf Hitler: the Larry King Interview," Hitler is interviewed by whom on television?
2. What religion is Michael Green, a child on the "Five Under Five" list?
3. What does Sheldon's monster destroy on the way to the high school in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
4. What sort of woman should present at an awards ceremony following the honoree's speech according to the narrator of "The Recipe"?
5. How does Stewart try to commit suicide in "The Cult"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sheldon discover when he reaches his high school reunion in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
2. What sort of people are involved in "The Recipe"?
3. What message is Stewart trying to communicate in "Five Under Five"?
4. What does Gates do in "The Devil and William Gates" in order to convince the Devil to give him all power?
5. What do you think Stewart's purpose is in writing "The Recipe"?
6. What reason does Hitler give for wanting to vow revenge in "Adolf Hitler: the Larry King Interview"?
7. Why does Silverman finally have to cancel Bruce's contract in "Lenny Bruce: the Making of a Sitcom"?
8. What has Stewart foretold in "The Cult"?
9. What explanation does Stewart give about his inaccurate predictions in "The Cult"?
10. What is the purpose of the last short story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Which character in Stewart's book is most likable? Why? Which character do you like the least? What is it about that particular character that causes you to dislike him or her?
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