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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 is it important to do before 'pulling a big rip off' at a grocery store?

2. What does the law of gravity also affect?

3. What should women never go grocery shopping without?

4. What type of person is a good friend to have at the docks?

5. What percentage of a charity's funds go to fund the organization itself?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hoffman recommend for free furniture, clothing, and other goods?

2. 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?

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

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

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 is trashing?

7. What does Hoffman recommend about organizing press conferences?

8. What does Hoffman recommend for free food in LIBERATE?

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

10. What should one take note of when buying a farm?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on what you feel is the most important political demonstration/protest in American history. Be sure to address:

1) The goal of the demonstration.

2) A timeline of what happened at the demonstration.

3) How the event has influenced history and America as a nation.

Essay Topic 2

Research and write an essay comparing and contrasting the economic systems of capitalism and communism, using historical examples of nations' experiences with various versions of the two systems.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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