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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 Founder linked the ability to self-govern with the moral path of the Ten Commandments?
2. What kind of a job did Bill's father work?
3. Which one of the following is not listed by Bill as a way that religion can help people?
4. According to Bill, where do many social problems start?
5. According to Bill, what kind of advantage do people of privilege have in finding friends?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the weakness of Bill's father? What did Bill learn from him?
2. What example does Bill use to show the danger of illegal immigration and the government's unwillingness to deal with it?
3. What example does Bill provide of the government's wasteful spending?
4. Which journalists does Bill think are good at their job? How should journalists approach the news in general?
5. What problem does Bill Moyers have?
6. What is the controversial ruling of the California Circuit Court of Appeals and how is Christmas being included in the battle for religion?
7. Why does Bill think that the mainstream media is threatened by him?
8. According to Bill, what kind of an advantage do people of privilege have in attracting friends?
9. How does the media coverage break down in terms of coverage and bias?
10. How does the media fuel the selfish behavior of people in Bill's opinion?
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
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
Based on Bill's views and the facts he presents in the book, analyze the problems surrounding illegal immigration, including why politicians are hesitant to secure the borders. describe in detail Bill's assessment of the sniper case in 2002 that should have been prevented, the reasons why it was not, and the danger that people were placed in as a result of the government's unwillingness to enforce laws that exist to protect the country.
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