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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. How many bedrooms does Stewart's apartment have in "The Cult"?
3. Which term accurately describes the host of a proper awards ceremony in "The Recipe"?
4. What distracts Stewart from the cult in "The Cult"?
5. Who is Lenny Bruce in "Lenny Bruce: The Making of a Sitcom"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who are Fred Silverman and Lenny Bruce as described in "Lenny Bruce: the Making of a Sitcom"?
2. Describe the relationship between Vincent and his brother, Theo, as described in "Vincent and Theo on AOL."
3. What does Jon Stewart imagine himself to be in "The Cult"?
4. What irony is found in "The Recipe"?
5. Why does Stewart create a fake persona to pretend to be Vincent van Gogh on AOL?
6. Which child on the "Five Under Five" list do you find most interesting?
7. What explanation does Stewart give about his inaccurate predictions in "The Cult"?
8. What do you think Stewart's purpose is in writing "The Recipe"?
9. What does Gates do in "The Devil and William Gates" in order to convince the Devil to give him all power?
10. Do you find the final short story amusing? Why or why not?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
In "The Recipe," how does Stewart use satire to communicate his message? Do you find this tactic humorous, confusing, or offensive? Why?
Essay Topic 3
What tone does Stewart use in "The Last Supper, or the Dead Waiter"? Do you think the tone matches the content of the story? If not, why do you think Stewart would pair a lighthearted tone with a story with serious content?
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