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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. Who are Stewart's lieutenants in "The Cult"?
2. Who is Lenny Bruce in "Lenny Bruce: The Making of a Sitcom"?
3. What sort of adolescent should present at an awards ceremony following the honoree's speech according to the narrator of "The Recipe"?
4. What does Bruce's idea eventually become in "Lenny Bruce: The Making of a Sitcom"?
5. How long is the "contract of servitude" good for in "The Devil and William Gates"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where is "The Recipe" discovered?
2. What irony is found in "The Recipe"?
3. Why does Stewart create a fake persona to pretend to be Vincent van Gogh on AOL?
4. In "The Cult," how does Stewart die?
5. Compare and contrast the characters of the Devil and William Gates as described in the short story.
6. What does Gates do in "The Devil and William Gates" in order to convince the Devil to give him all power?
7. What do you think Stewart's purpose is in writing "The Recipe"?
8. What collection of genes makes up Cary Streisand of the "Five Under Five" list?
9. What explanation does Stewart give about his inaccurate predictions in "The Cult"?
10. Who is Sheldon Francis Stein in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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."
Essay Topic 2
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 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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