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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 women's sport does Seinfeld say he likes?
2. Who thinks their audience is dumb?
3. What seafood does Seinfeld think it is cruel to eat?
4. What does Seinfeld think people do too much of in the movies?
5. What does Seinfeld say is worse than paying your taxes?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Seinfeld think that men like to channel surf?
2. What does Seinfeld say about lawyers?
3. What does Seinfeld think about office work?
4. Why does Seinfeld not like "to be continued shows"?
5. What does Seinfeld say about entertainers?
6. What does Seinfeld think about taxes?
7. What does Seinfeld think about malls?
8. What does Seinfeld think about going to the movie theater?
9. What does Seinfeld remember about riding in the car with his parents?
10. What does Seinfeld think about law enforcement work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
How has Jerry's live act developed over the years? What influence has he had on his contemporaries? Discuss a touring comedian that owes Jerry for part of his act.
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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