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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. Which one of the following is not one of the reasonable guidelines that parents should have?
2. What does Bill appreciate about his friends?
3. How does Bill O'Reilly describe himself politically?
4. According to Bill, what types of images and sounds flood television and radio?
5. According to Bill, what was his father's downfall?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Bill, what is the primary responsibility of a parent? What makes it difficult?
2. How does the media coverage break down in terms of coverage and bias?
3. What are Bill's personal views on religion?
4. Why does Bill think that the mainstream media is threatened by him?
5. What example does Bill provide of the government's wasteful spending?
6. What is the Judeo-Christian philosophy?
7. How did Bill's Catholic School experience contrast with his friends who attended public school?
8. What happened between President Clinton and the FBI Director, Louis Freeh?
9. How did Bill confront the United Way for their incompetence? What happened afterward?
10. How does Bill think that people can attract and maintain good friendships?
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
According to Bill, inner cities suffer from the rampant crime while the media and politicians choose to ignore it.
- Compare the way that crime is dealt with in upscale cities with the way it is overlooked in the inner cities, using Chicago as an example.
- Explain why politicians are unwilling to address the crime problems of the inner cities.
- Describe the ways that people living in the poorer neighborhoods can work with the police to stop the crime that is occurring.
Essay Topic 3
According to Bill, America is a country that has unlimited opportunity that is available to anyone who is willing to work hard to achieve their goals.
- Describe the principles that America was founded on and why they created an inspiring climate that encourages dreams.
- Explain the importance of health, education, discipline, persistence, and independence in building a better life, according to Bill.
- Analyze Bill's advice for overcoming setbacks. How was he able to rise up from humble beginnings to become successful?
This section contains 1,096 words
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