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 should women never go grocery shopping without?

2. According to Hoffman, what drugs should be avoided?

3. What type of card is useful for people in their mid twenties?

4. What does Hoffman recommend against when hijacking the mic at a concert?

5. 'Seize the...'

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hoffman recommend about communication from the underground?

3. Do you feel that there is really a class war going on in America?

4. How does Hoffman tell readers they should view the government and participate in the democratic process?

5. How important are political demonstrations and protests in the democratic system? Is violence always a part of public political expressions?

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

7. How does Hoffman attempt to justify stealing at supermarkets? Do you agree with him?

8. How should a demonstrator dress during a protest?

9. How should injuries be dealt with during a demonstration, protest, or riot?

10. What does Hoffman recommend about organizing press conferences?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research and write an essay describing a political or revolutionary organization mentioned in STEAL THIS BOOK. Be sure to address:

1) The purpose and mission of the organization.

2) Organizational structure, hierarchy, and power structure of the group.

3) Achievements and accomplishments of the group, if any.

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 authority. Be sure to address:

1) Forms of authority.

2) Common attitudes towards authority, and hypotheses on why these attitudes exist.

3) The role of authority in a modern society.

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