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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 something that Bill learned on his way to success?
2. According to Bill, what question should you ask when someone is talking to you?
3. Who was not contacted regarding the claims that Bill made against the defense lawyers?
4. Which one of the following is not a reason that Bill provides to support the Iraq War?
5. How should a person build self-confidence, according to Bill in Chapter 10?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the coverage of the war affect the military's fight in Iraq?
2. What are some of the suggestions in Chapter 10 that Bill gives people to help them live happier lives?
3. What type of media bias did Bill reveal as he analyzed the network coverage of the Iraq war?
4. How does Bill think a person should act in a workplace environment?
5. As Bill explains in Chapter 8, what is the hypocrisy of some people that claim to represent the minorities?
6. What is Bill's advice to minorities?
7. Why is Chicago a good example of an overlooked inner city?
8. What are Bill's thoughts on tolerance?
9. According to Bill, how can a person tell if they are being lied to?
10. According to Bill, what aspects of America make it possible for anyone to rise up and achieve fame or success?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bill O'Reilly makes it clear that he is not associated with any political party and his job as an analyst requires him to bring a certain amount of skepticism to all political situations and events.
- Describe the different political opinions that Bill has in defining himself as an Independent.
- Explain why his independent mindset gives him an advantage over other analysts in covering world events.
Essay Topic 2
The bias of the network news coverage and the newspapers is an area that Bill has studied and analyzed thoroughly.
- Analyze the major newspapers and their biases in reporting the news and why newspapers in general are in decline.
- Explain the different approaches to the news taken by the networks and cable news stations.
- Describe how Fox News sets itself apart from other stations, and why Bill's show, The O'Reilly Factor, is the most watched cable news show on television.
Essay Topic 3
As Bill continues outspoken in exposing corruption, he encounters resistance from celebrities and the media.
- Describe the United Way fundraiser, Bill's concerns about it, and how the celebrities attacked him over his criticism.
- Explain the two unethical situations that Bill Moyers was involved in, why the corruption would be allowed to take place on a station such as PBS, and the larger issue of greed and the media.
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