Steal This Book 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. Where can you get a free umbrella?

2. What have 'yippies' been doing at supermarkets since their inception?

3. What does Hoffman recommend as the best method of birth control?

4. How many commercials is the average Amerikan exposed to every day?

5. What is even easier to shoplift than food?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you feel is the role of the state in providing for its people? How is this issue dealt with in STEAL THIS BOOK?

2. What advice does Hoffman have for hitchhikers?

3. What is 'monkey warfare?' Who does it appeal to?

4. According to Hoffman, what is the best way to steal? Is this still true today?

5. What would happen if everyone followed the advice of STEAL THIS BOOK? What contradictions have you noticed?

6. Describe the 'general bomb strategy' recommended by Hoffman.

7. What do you think the New Nation described by Hoffman would look like? Is it possible to achieve?

8. What kind of person was Abbie Hoffman? Was he a villain, a hero, or neither?

9. How have politics and mainstream society changed since Hoffman's day?

10. What advice does Hoffman have for organizing a demonstration?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on political attitudes in modern democracies. Be sure to address:

1) Generation gaps and political attitudes.

2) Trends and shifts in the dominant political ideologies.

3) Your own political views and how they fit in with the political landscape around you.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on property rights. Be sure to address:

1) Major contributors to the current state of property rights in America.

2) The rights of property owners in regards to protecting, selling, and acquiring their property.

3) The importance of property rights in a modern industrial society.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the topic of revolution. Be sure to address:

1) Violent and non-violent revolution.

2) Major revolutions in world history, and what can be learned from them.

3) The possibility and viability of a revolution in the United States.

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