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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. To whom does Vincent pour out his heart on AOL in "Vincent and Theo on AOL"?
2. Where is the " The Recipe" taken from?
3. Where does Vincent van Gogh decide to eventually go to school in "Vincent and Theo on AOL"?
4. Who proposes that Stewart should commit suicide in "The Cult"?
5. What company offers corrections for Stewart's book in "Microsoft Word '98"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What reason does Hitler give for wanting to vow revenge in "Adolf Hitler: the Larry King Interview"?
2. What sort of people are involved in "The Recipe"?
3. Do you find the final short story amusing? Why or why not?
4. What collection of genes makes up Cary Streisand of the "Five Under Five" list?
5. Why does Silverman finally have to cancel Bruce's contract in "Lenny Bruce: the Making of a Sitcom"?
6. What is the purpose of the last short story?
7. Why does Stewart create a fake persona to pretend to be Vincent van Gogh on AOL?
8. What does Jon Stewart imagine himself to be in "The Cult"?
9. Describe the relationship between Vincent and his brother, Theo, as described in "Vincent and Theo on AOL."
10. What message is Stewart trying to communicate in "Five Under Five"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
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?
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