Who's Looking Out For You? Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Bill O'Reilly (commentator)
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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 was the original intent of the Founders of the Constitution, pertaining to religion?

2. When Who's Looking Out for You? was written, what percentage of Americans attended a church?

3. What kind of a problem does Bill Moyers of PBS have?

4. Where is the "Big Dig" highway located that Bill uses as an example in Chapter 3?

5. How does Bill view the media in the cultural battle taking place?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the differences between the country today and a hundred years ago? What caused the changes?

2. Based on Bill's analysis in Chapter 4, how does the media make parenting more difficult?

3. How did Bill confront the United Way for their incompetence? What happened afterward?

4. How does Bill O'Reilly describe himself politically?

5. Which journalists does Bill think are good at their job? How should journalists approach the news in general?

6. Which state allowed a child to slip through the cracks? Why?

7. According to Bill, what kind of an advantage do people of privilege have in attracting friends?

8. What is the Judeo-Christian philosophy?

9. What example does Bill use to describe how tough it is to trust people, even those considered friends?

10. How has the intentions of the Founders been twisted by the secular groups?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bill's upbringing contributed a lot to the way he approaches his life, and in the book, he discusses the influences of his father and grandfather.

- Compare and contrast Bill with his father in their approach to life, work, and people.

- Compare and contrast Bill with his grandfather in their approach to work, dealing with crime, and trust.

- Analyze the main similarities and differences of Bill, his father, and his grandfather and the most important things that Bill has learned from both of them.

- Describe how Bill uses flashbacks as a literary technique and why it is particularly effective when recounting his childhood.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Bill's views on religion, church, and the positive effects that religion has on health, morality, and society. Include an analysis of the statistics and examples Bill provides in Chapter 5. Explain Bill's objections to the scandals in the Catholic Church and how they were handled. Use Bill's childhood recollections to examine the effect his Catholic School education had on his life, and the way it helped him avoid making impulsive decisions with serious unintended consequences.

Essay Topic 3

As Bill explains in Who's Looking Out For You?, the Iraq war was unfortunately turned into a divisive issue that triggered both support and criticism.

- Analyze Bill's reasons for supporting the war and the logic behind them.

- Describe the media's objections to the war and the examples that Bill uses to show the hypocrisy of those objections.

- Explain two examples of celebrities/broadcasters that incorrectly judged the war and how they were proven wrong.

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