Seinlanguage Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Which of the following is an example of a bad gift?

2. Who does Seinfeld ask to get their priorities straight on the plane?

3. What sign in the plane bathroom amuses Seinfeld?

4. What does Seinfeld think there should always be a rule book for?

5. What does Seinfeld think it is unnatural for people to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the only thing about flying that Seinfeld is always nervous about?

2. How does Seinfeld treat the friends he does not like?

3. Why does Seinfeld think that people are afraid of flying?

4. Why does Seinfeld believe that the suit is the uniform of all men?

5. What does Seinfeld think about answering machines?

6. Why does Seinfeld think people are uncomfortable when they are naked?

7. Why does Seinfeld think that dating over dinner is a stupid thing to do?

8. Why does Seinfeld think that modern dating is better than dating in the past?

9. What does Seinfeld ask the flight attendants before the plane takes off?

10. What does Seinfeld imagine that commercials will show in the future?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does Jerry think about answer machines and other modern communications? How much is Jerry's humor rooted in the Nineties?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the Seinfeld sitcom.

1) How similar is the material in SEINLANGUAGE to the sitcom?

2) In what way does Seinfeld use the character he developed in the sitcom in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Why do you think Seinfeld has become such a cultural icon? Why do you think his humor has found a place in countries other than a America? Is his humor "New York" humor? "American" humor?

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