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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where does the typist live?
(a) Bethel.
(b) Woodstock.
(c) New Orleans.
(d) New Jersey.

3. What story is Kurt describing when he calls it 'one of the most popular stories ever told?'
(a) Crime and Punishment.
(b) Moby Dick.
(c) Cinderella.
(d) Snow White.

4. What was the first novel ever to be written using a typewriter?
(a) Huckleberry Finn.
(b) Gone with the Wind.
(c) Robinson Crusoe.
(d) War and Peace.

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

6. What was Powers Hapgood's occupation after graduating from Harvard?
(a) Coal miner.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Economist.

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

8. How much older is Kurt's brother than he is?
(a) Nine years.
(b) Six years.
(c) Twelve years.
(d) Three years.

9. How have humans destroyed the planet?
(a) Overpopulation.
(b) Atomic weapons.
(c) Fossil fuels.
(d) By cutting down the rainforest.

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

11. Where did Kurt go to high school?
(a) Wessex.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Indianapolis.
(d) Middleton.

12. What word does Kurt use to describe today's 'corporate oligarchs?'
(a) Elitist.
(b) Affluent.
(c) Bourgeois.
(d) Polyglot.

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

14. What was the only way Kurt could get into an adult conversation when he was young?
(a) By constantly interrupting.
(b) By breaking something or doing something naughty.
(c) By saying something really funny.
(d) By speaking loudly and quickly.

15. Who appeared to George W. Bush when he was forty-one?
(a) Moses.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Mary.
(d) God.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did prohibition last?

2. What type of stories did Franz Kafka write?

3. What does Kurt say made North America into a 'virgin continent?'

4. What did Kurt study in university?

5. How many relatives did Kurt's friend in Nigeria have?

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