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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who demonstrated that catastrophes are funny?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) All of the above.
(c) Homer.
(d) Voltaire.

2. What has 'beat the heck' out of Kurt Vonnegut?
(a) Ignorance.
(b) Morality.
(c) Regret.
(d) Progress.

3. What would Kurt provide with everyone if he had the chance?
(a) Lots of money.
(b) An extended family.
(c) Perspective.
(d) Freedom.

4. What is the United States government conducting a war against?
(a) Communism.
(b) Atheism.
(c) Drugs.
(d) Infidelity.

5. How old is Kurt at the time of writing?
(a) Eighty-two.
(b) Sixty-three.
(c) Seventy-five.
(d) Ninety-one.

6. Where is the newsstand that Kurt goes to?
(a) 22nd Street.
(b) 56th Street.
(c) 43rd Street.
(d) 48th Street.

7. What can Kurt not imagine a funny book about?
(a) Martin Luther King.
(b) All of the above.
(c) Auschwitz.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

8. When were Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti executed?
(a) 1927.
(b) 1897.
(c) 1907.
(d) 1917.

9. What does Kurt say made North America into a 'virgin continent?'
(a) Mother nature.
(b) The grace of God.
(c) Genocide.
(d) Hard work.

10. What comprises George and Laura Bush's extended family?
(a) Lawyers.
(b) Senators.
(c) Judges.
(d) All of the above.

11. What does the woman behind the counter at the newsstand have between her eyes?
(a) A jewel.
(b) A mole.
(c) A pimple.
(d) A scar.

12. According to Kurt, what are we here on Earth to do?
(a) Work hard.
(b) Fart around.
(c) Multiply.
(d) Make a difference.

13. What type of stories did Franz Kafka write?
(a) Idiotic.
(b) Pessimistic.
(c) Simplistic.
(d) Optimistic.

14. What does Kurt think Shakespeare did not believe in?
(a) Humanity.
(b) Heaven or Hell.
(c) Absolute truth.
(d) Himself.

15. What is Kurt's limit for alcoholic drinks?
(a) One.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Kurt write "Slaughterhouse Five?"

2. Why did Kurt have to talk to a cop?

3. Who was unsure about Jane Marie's decision to marry a German?

4. During what time period did Kurt grow up?

5. What is the name of the first story that Kurt demonstrates with a line graph?

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