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[whitespace] A Reading Comprehension Contest

Are you really reading what we work so hard to create? Prove it! Here's how: read David Boyer's cover story on Eartha Kitt, answer the questions below and email/fax us your responses. The first reader to get all five correct (and into our mailbox) will win a dig through our treasure chest filled with the latest CDs and books (courtesy of publicists across the country). You may begin ...

1. Which of the following statements best describes the main idea of the cover story?
(A) Eartha is washed up.
(B) Eartha's back and better than ever.
(C) Eartha's still sexy.
(D) Eartha is single-handedly responsible for the resurgence of cabaret.
(E) There's a lot more to Eartha Kitt than Catwoman.

2. Which word best describes the author's attitude toward Eartha?
(A) annoyance
(B) neutrality
(C) anger
(D) respect
(E) confusion

3. Which word best describes Eartha Kitt's attitude toward aging?
(A) resistance
(B) regret
(C) acceptance
(D) bitterness
(E) laissez faire

4. In the cover story, homosexuals are portrayed as
(A) quiet and largely closeted.
(B) sinners.
(C) more attractive than their heterosexual peers.
(D) loyal fans of Eartha.
(E) just like everyone else.

5. It can be inferred from the story that all of the following statements about Eartha Kitt are true EXCEPT:
(A) She's talented.
(B) She's outspoken.
(C) She's hard-working.
(D) She's tired.
(E) She's thoughtful.

Email your Read2Win responses to [email protected] or fax us at 415/487-9094. Please include your name, address and phone number.

And CONGRATULATIONS! to the latest Read2Winner, Bob Gordon, who quickly and correctly answered all five questions about the June 1 cover story, "The Gay Press Speaks."

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From the July 27-Aug. 9, 1998 issue of the Metropolitan.

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