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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 card is useful for people in their mid twenties?

2. How much money in free phone calls was made from New York City in 1969?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Hoffman recommend for unarmed defense?

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

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

5. Where can a person find food that needs to be disposed of?

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

7. What does Hoffman recommend for free entertainment?

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

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

10. How does Hoffman recommend organizing for the purpose of free food? What benefits does this organization provide?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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