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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 explanation does Stewart give for his inaccurate predictions in "The Cult"?
2. What sort of woman should present at an awards ceremony following the honoree's speech according to the narrator of "The Recipe"?
3. What suggestions are given to replace the off-color terms Stewart includes in "Microsoft Word '98"?
4. On which television channel will Hitler probably stand trial in "Adolf Hitler: the Larry King Interview"?
5. How many bedrooms does Stewart's apartment have in "The Cult"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What collection of genes makes up Cary Streisand of the "Five Under Five" list?
2. What explanation does Stewart give about his inaccurate predictions in "The Cult"?
3. What does Sheldon discover when he reaches his high school reunion in "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold"?
4. Why does Silverman finally have to cancel Bruce's contract in "Lenny Bruce: the Making of a Sitcom"?
5. What does Gates do in "The Devil and William Gates" in order to convince the Devil to give him all power?
6. What reason does Hitler give for wanting to vow revenge in "Adolf Hitler: the Larry King Interview"?
7. Why does Stewart create a fake persona to pretend to be Vincent van Gogh on AOL?
8. What is the purpose of the last short story?
9. Describe the concept of a "Five Under Five" list.
10. What message is Stewart trying to communicate in "Five Under Five"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does Stewart use irony in "The Devil and William Gates"? Are there certain situations or events that strike you as particularly ironic? Why would Stewart include this literary technique in his work?
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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