The Philosophy of Andy Warhol 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. Why does New York not have time to have an aesthetic?

2. When does Andy's attack take place?

3. Fame has what?

4. Andy feels that the best love is what kind of love?

5. How does Andy adopt this pattern?

Short Essay Questions

1. How can time be ethereal and mystical?

2. Why does Andy have a special fascination with talk show hosts?

3. What does Andy say about the times for scheduled meetings?

4. How is fame relative?

5. According to Andy, when should people be informed about love and sex? Why?

6. To what does Andy compare events that happen in people's lives? Give an example.

7. Describe Andy's childhood.

8. What are the drawbacks and advantages of fame?

9. How does Andy learn that a person can make a conscious choice to spend his or her time happy or sad?

10. Why does Andy believe it is preferable to think of nothing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Andy Warhol likes to say shocking things.

Part 1) Give two examples of shocking comments he has made. Why were each of these comments made?

Part 2) What is the purpose for saying such shocking things?

Part 3) What do these shocking statements reveal about Andy? How do they reflect his beliefs? What do they say about his life?

Essay Topic 2

Andy Warhol's life is radically different from the way of life he proposes as best or wishes he could adopt.

Part 1) Describe Andy's life. Describe what Andy proposes is the best way to live. How are these contradictory?

Part 2) Why does such a contradiction exist? What does this say about Andy?

Part 3) Might he realize this contradiction exists? What might he think about it? How would he explain it?

Essay Topic 3

The chapter on death is very brief.

Part 1) Describe this chapter on death. Why is it so brief?

Part 2) How is this chapter symbolic? Is this chapter effective in expressing Andy's beliefs about death? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this chapter affect the reader? How does it fit with the rest of the book and Andy's philosophies?

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