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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 does Seinfeld say that talk show hosts never seem to know?
2. Why does Seinfeld hate "to be continued" shows?
3. How do people know they are getting older?
4. What job does Seinfeld think is the best in law enforcement?
5. Where does Seinfeld say he can never find anything?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Seinfeld think about going to the movie theater?
2. What does Seinfeld think about office work?
3. Why does Seinfeld not like "to be continued shows"?
4. What does Seinfeld think about old people?
5. What does Seinfeld say about Superman?
6. What was Seinfeld's favorite toy as a kid?
7. What does Seinfeld say about lawyers?
8. Why does Seinfeld think that unemployment is the toughest job?
9. Why does Seinfeld think helmets are a stupid invention?
10. What does Seinfeld say about entertainers?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Examine New York as a setting.
1) How does Seinfeld use the setting of New York in his comedy?
2) In what way could Seinfeld's humor be seen as New York humor?
3) How does Seinfeld use is New York style humor to appeal to a wide audience?
Essay Topic 3
How has Seinfeld constructed his persona over the years? Was his early comedic persona different to what it is now? How of his real self does he allow into his performance?
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