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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. What time is Stewart caught in "The Cult"?
2. What year was the source of "The Recipe" for awards ceremonies found?
3. What does Sheldon's monster destroy on the way to the high school in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
4. "No suggestions" is given when trying to find alternative words for whom in "Microsoft Word '98"?
5. What does Stewart make fun of by writing "Five Under Five"?
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. Why does Stewart create a fake persona to pretend to be Vincent van Gogh on AOL?
3. Describe the interview between Larry King and Adolf Hitler in Stewart's short story.
4. Who is Sheldon Francis Stein in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
5. What do you think Stewart's purpose is in writing "The Recipe"?
6. Do you find the final short story amusing? Why or why not?
7. Describe the relationship between Vincent and his brother, Theo, as described in "Vincent and Theo on AOL."
8. Compare and contrast the characters of the Devil and William Gates as described in the short story.
9. What does Jon Stewart imagine himself to be in "The Cult"?
10. What message is Stewart trying to communicate in "Five Under Five"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the characters of Jack Kennedy and Eileen Hanson. How are the way they presented by Stewart different? How are the characters similar?
Essay Topic 2
Which secondary character in Stewart's book do you think has the most significant impact on a story? In what context does this occur? Do you think Stewart meant for this character to have such an impact?
Essay Topic 3
How does the narrative point of view carried through all of Stewart's short stories in this book affect the way characters are perceived by the reader? Choose three examples from Stewart's short stories to show how this third-party point of view impacts the work.
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