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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 "Five Under Five," which magazine's research team is featured?
2. On which television channel will Hitler probably stand trial in "Adolf Hitler: the Larry King Interview"?
3. Characters from which other short story are referenced in "Vincent and Theo on AOL"?
4. What explanation is given to Silverman for Bruce's itching and nodding off in "Lenny Bruce: The Making of a Sitcom"?
5. Whose credit card is cancelled in "The Devil and Bill Gates"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Gates do in "The Devil and William Gates" in order to convince the Devil to give him all power?
2. Describe the concept of a "Five Under Five" list.
3. What does Sheldon discover when he reaches his high school reunion in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
4. Where is "The Recipe" discovered?
5. Do you find the final short story amusing? Why or why not?
6. What do you think Stewart's purpose is in writing "The Recipe"?
7. What irony is found in "The Recipe"?
8. Describe the interview between Larry King and Adolf Hitler in Stewart's short story.
9. Which child on the "Five Under Five" list do you find most interesting?
10. What has Stewart foretold in "The Cult"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Judaism is a significant part of Stewart's writing. What does Judaism symbolize in "The New Judaism"? What part of this allows for intersection between author and work?
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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