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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. According to Hoffman, what can few police officers read?

2. Which door is the best to use for sneaking into a theater?

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

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

5. Who's Register of Companies, Directors and Executives does Hoffman recommend?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why were the 1960's such an important time in the cultural history of the world?

4. What legal advice does Hoffman have for those arrested?

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

6. Has reading STEAL THIS BOOK changed your view of politics and the democratic system?

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

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

9. What advice does Hoffman have for hitchhikers?

10. What does Hoffman recommend for free entertainment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay topic of your choosing, based on the theme of democracy. The essay can focus on a specific aspect of democracy, deal with the functioning of the system as a whole, and so on.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay describing a modern version of STEAL THIS BOOK. Be sure to address:

1) Sections of the original that would no longer be relevant.

2) Important additions to a new version based on emerging technology and trends.

3) Political issues of the day that Hoffman would want to deal with.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the role of media in politics. Be sure to address:

1) The relationship between major media outlets and political parties.

2) The role of independent media in politics.

3) Specific examples of where media and politics have mixed, with either positive or negative results.

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