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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. How many bedrooms does Stewart's apartment have in "The Cult"?
2. In "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold", Sheldon pictures himself as a character in which novel?
3. What is the list after "Five after Five" expected to feature?
4. What sort of actor should present at an awards ceremony according to the narrator of "The Recipe"?
5. What suggestions are given to replace the off-color terms Stewart includes in "Microsoft Word '98"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jon Stewart imagine himself to be in "The Cult"?
2. What do you think Stewart's purpose is in writing "The Recipe"?
3. What has Stewart foretold in "The Cult"?
4. What irony is found in "The Recipe"?
5. What collection of genes makes up Cary Streisand of the "Five Under Five" list?
6. Describe the relationship between Vincent and his brother, Theo, as described in "Vincent and Theo on AOL."
7. Compare and contrast the characters of the Devil and William Gates as described in the short story.
8. Do you find the final short story amusing? Why or why not?
9. What sort of people are involved in "The Recipe"?
10. Why does Silverman finally have to cancel Bruce's contract in "Lenny Bruce: the Making of a Sitcom"?
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
What is the overall theme of "Martha Stewart's Vagina"? Is there more than one theme? Do you find it difficult to identify something as cohesive as a theme for a story so ironic and satirical?
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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