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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 part of the zoo does Seinfeld talk about?
2. What kind of cars does Seinfeld say he liked as a kid?
3. What city does Seinfeld think is like a mall?
4. What does Seinfeld say he imagined he could taste the difference between as a kid?
5. What is Seinfeld afraid about hiring for his apartment?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Seinfeld think helmets are a stupid invention?
2. What does Seinfeld think about taxes?
3. What does Seinfeld say about lawyers?
4. What does Seinfeld wonder about pharmacists and psychiartrists?
5. What was Seinfeld's favorite toy as a kid?
6. Why does Seinfeld think Las Vegas is so entertaining?
7. What are Seinfeld's thoughts about eating out?
8. What did Seinfeld think about fair rides as a kid?
9. Why does Seinfeld think that unemployment is the toughest job?
10. What does Seinfeld love about sports?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In what way could Seinfeld's humor be called typical New York humor? What ideas is Seinfeld trying to express through his humor? How important is it for Jerry to make the audience identify with his personality and life to make them laugh?
Essay Topic 2
Examine the world Jerry portrays.
1) What kind of world does Seinfeld portray and what does this world say about him as a person?
2) Why is it important for Seinfeld to create his own unique world?
3) How does Seinfeld make sure that the audience identifies with the world he portrays?
Essay Topic 3
Examine Seinfeld's writing style. How would you describe Seinfeld's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? Does he use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Seinfeld's style give to the story?
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