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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Kurt study in university?
(a) Chemistry.
(b) Writing.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) English Literature.

2. What was Ned Ludd's line of work?
(a) Typing.
(b) Masonry.
(c) Transportation.
(d) Textiles.

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

4. What is humor a physiological response to?
(a) Absurdity.
(b) Fear.
(c) Ridiculousness.
(d) Pain.

5. How long ago was the first electric generator built?
(a) 172 years ago.
(b) 111 years ago.
(c) 212 years ago.
(d) 99 years ago.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What would Kurt use occasionally in jokes?

3. What was Powers Hapgood's occupation after graduating from Harvard?

4. Who does Hamlet stab through the curtains?

5. What did Prometheus give to the humans?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Kurt, what has his children's generation inherited?

2. What is Kurt's theory about the relationship between the moon and planet Earth?

3. Do you agree with Kurt's assessment that the human race is already doomed?

4. Who is Gil Berman?

5. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Alex? What did he learn from him?

6. What was Kurt's experience while writing "Slaughterhouse Five?" What was the key?

7. What have the PPs done to the country?

8. What does Kurt say about computers? Do you agree?

9. What advice does Kurt give the woman hoping to have a baby?

10. What political undertones can you notice in this chapter?

(see the answer keys)

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