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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 one of Kurt's ancestors lose in battle?
(a) An eye.
(b) An arm.
(c) His life.
(d) A leg.

2. What is Kurt going to do?
(a) Sleep with children.
(b) Sue a tobacco company.
(c) Write another book.
(d) Run for President.

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

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

5. What is a Luddite?
(a) An idiot with no respect for those with more intelligence.
(b) A religious zealot.
(c) A person who hates new technology.
(d) A slow, lazy person.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Kurt feel about the woman behind the counter?

2. What do women want?

3. What type of stories did Franz Kafka write?

4. Where does the typist live?

5. What has 'beat the heck' out of Kurt Vonnegut?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Kurt's experience with Dresden?

2. What is the story of Hamlet? What story does Kurt compare it to?

3. What does Kurt say is the most destructive drug of all? Do you agree?

4. What does Kurt say about electronic communities? Do you agree?

5. What was important to Kurt while he was growing up?

6. How did Kurt break new ground with his marriage?

7. What does Kurt make jokes about? What can he not make jokes about?

8. How does Kurt feel about the human race and their effect on nature?

9. What is the significance of the timeline for the introduction of the internal combustion engine?

10. How does Kurt feel about American socialists?

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