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. What type of strikes can be a source of free furniture?

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

3. What is a farmhouse with a small garden, some livestock, and maybe a pond?

4. According to Hoffman, what is the only reason you should be in college?

5. What can be used as fake marijuana?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you think about violence during political demonstrations, protests, and rallies?

2. Describe Hoffman's flag and the importance behind it. Do you agree?

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

4. How does Hoffman describe those who would follow his advice? Do you think he takes his advice seriously?

5. Do you think that the publication of STEAL THIS BOOK was ultimately a positive or negative event in the history of freedom of expression?

6. What advice does Hoffman have for the layout of an underground paper?

7. What are the main themes of STEAL THIS BOOK?

8. Describe the explosive process of a concussion bomb or similar explosive device.

9. What does Hoffman say about establishing communes? What are some common sources of problems?

10. Describe the type of printing equipment that Hoffman explains for readers. How can this equipment be acquired cheaply? What equipment is best?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research and write an essay on Abbie Hoffman's New Nation, addressing:

1) How the Nation would be established.

2) Pros and cons of the New Nation.

3) Barriers to achieving the New Nation.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay describing the hypothetical life of someone who followed the advice in STEAL THIS BOOK literally, tracing their struggle from ordinary beginning towards an increasingly criminal life of social rebellion.

Essay Topic 3

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

1) The definition of propaganda.

2) The role (if any) of propaganda in a modern society.

3) The prevalence of propaganda.

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