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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What city did Kurt see the destruction of first-hand?
(a) New York.
(b) London.
(c) Dresden.
(d) Berlin.

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

3. How long would Kurt listen to the radio each day?
(a) An hour.
(b) In bits and pieces between meals and chores.
(c) As little as possible.
(d) As long as he could.

4. What did Freud not know?
(a) Anything about psychology.
(b) Why his mother hated him.
(c) What women want.
(d) Why women get angry.

5. What would Kurt use occasionally in jokes?
(a) Political references.
(b) Innuendos.
(c) Obscene words.
(d) Racial slurs.

6. Who wrote "Democracy In America?"
(a) John Stuart Mill.
(b) Alexis de Tocqueville.
(c) Mark Twain.
(d) Jeremy Bentham.

7. How many pages would Kurt type before making corrections with a pencil?
(a) About twenty.
(b) As many as he could in an hour.
(c) Five or six.
(d) Fifty or so.

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

9. What type of line describes the story of "Hamelt?"
(a) Flat.
(b) High, then low, then higher than ever.
(c) Low, high, then low.
(d) Low, then lower, then lower still.

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

11. Who tells Hamlet about the ghost of his father?
(a) Rush Limbaugh.
(b) Perry Mason.
(c) Horatio.
(d) Polonius.

12. Who built the first automobile powered by an internal combustion engine?
(a) Ferdinand Redtenbacher.
(b) Wilhelm Maybach.
(c) Gottlieb Daimler.
(d) Karl Benz.

13. What was Kurt to older people at the dinner table when he was very young?
(a) Intriguing.
(b) Boring.
(c) Annoying.
(d) Interesting.

14. What did the Victorians not discuss?
(a) Technology.
(b) Sex.
(c) Religion.
(d) Class.

15. What is not an example of a 'crazy-making' game happening today?
(a) Girl's basketball.
(b) Liberalism.
(c) Religion.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who made Kurt's first car?

2. What did Kurt get a Master's degree in after the war?

3. During what time period did Kurt grow up?

4. What does Freud call laughless jokes?

5. What will Kurt tell readers from now on?

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