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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 adopts Vincent van Gogh's persona on AOL in "Vincent and Theo on AOL"?
2. Whose fingerprints are exchanged with the Devil's in "The Devil and William Gates"?
3. On which television channel will Hitler probably stand trial in "Adolf Hitler: the Larry King Interview"?
4. Who are Stewart's lieutenants in "The Cult"?
5. In "The Cult," who has Stewart foretold will spring to life?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sheldon discover when he reaches his high school reunion in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
2. Which child on the "Five Under Five" list do you find most interesting?
3. What is the purpose of the last short story?
4. Who is Sheldon Francis Stein in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
5. In "The Cult," how does Stewart die?
6. Describe the concept of a "Five Under Five" list.
7. What collection of genes makes up Cary Streisand of the "Five Under Five" list?
8. Why does Silverman finally have to cancel Bruce's contract in "Lenny Bruce: the Making of a Sitcom"?
9. What sort of people are involved in "The Recipe"?
10. What message is Stewart trying to communicate in "Five Under Five"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The title of one of Stewart's stories, "The Recipe," does not clearly communicate the theme of that particular short story. In your opinion, why does Stewart choose this particular title for the story? What does this title signify? What does it tell readers about the story?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Describe the experiences of Eileen in "A Very Hanson Christmas." What is it like for her to be a mother of a young musical act? What is Stewart trying to make fun of in this story? Does he succeed?
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