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

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

3. What is the most effective foreign coin to use as a substitute for a quarter?

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

5. What is the maximum allowable range for a radio transmitter to not require an FCC license?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you feel is the best way to achieve political change? What tactics do you agree and disagree most with in STEAL THIS BOOK?

2. What does Hoffman recommend for medical care?

3. What programs existed at the time of writing for distributing food to the poor? What criticism does he have for the way these programs were implemented?

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

5. What would you like to see changed in America? Are any of the changes you would like to see similar to those that Hoffman would want?

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

7. Should Abbie Hoffman be held legally responsible for the actions of his readers if they follow his teachings literally and break the law?

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

9. What suggestions does Hoffman have regarding hair?

10. What should the publishers of radical high school newspapers be aware of?

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 the topic of recreational drugs, focusing on those mentioned by Hoffman in STEAL THIS BOOK. Be sure to address:

1) Issues surrounding the use and sale of drugs.

2) Issues with the prohibition of these drugs.

3) How you feel about the current state of narcotics laws in America.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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