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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. How does Bill describe CNN's coverage?
2. What does Bill state is the hardest part of looking back at bad parents?
3. Which celebrity debated with Bill on why the Taliban was attacked after 9/11?
4. How does Bill describe many of the adults in the United States?
5. Which organization did Bill take issue with after they did not get money raised in a 9/11 fundraiser?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Bill confront the United Way for their incompetence? What happened afterward?
2. What happened between President Clinton and the FBI Director, Louis Freeh?
3. Why does Bill think that the mainstream media is threatened by him?
4. What are Bill's personal views on religion?
5. Why is there a gap between legality and irresponsibility in the country?
6. How does the media coverage break down in terms of coverage and bias?
7. How does Bill think that people can attract and maintain good friendships?
8. According to Bill, what is the primary responsibility of a parent? What makes it difficult?
9. What example does Bill use to describe how tough it is to trust people, even those considered friends?
10. According to Bill, what kind of an advantage do people of privilege have in attracting friends?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain Bill's analysis of the media's irresponsible behavior in portraying celebrities and their lifestyles, how parents are criticized for speaking out against the celebrities, and why popular culture glamorizes actions that set such bad examples. Include examples of how celebrities are not held accountable by the media for their bad decisions.
Essay Topic 2
According to Bill, the basic cause of many problems in the country is a bad family life.
- Provide at least three examples of the division between legality and irresponsibility in parenting.
- Analyze the negative effects of children born out of wedlock using the statistics and information provided in the book.
- Describe the cycle of abuse that Bill refers to in parenting, why it is so difficult to deal with, and the ways it is broken.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 9, Bill discusses mistakes, which are a part of life and is a valuable tool if they are learned from.
- Describe some of the personality traits and actions that Bill thinks can lead to mistakes.
- Explain how Bill thinks a person can prevent mistakes and the virtues that are helpful in reducing them.
- Describe two examples of mistakes that Bill made in his journalism career, what he learned from them, and how he handled them.
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