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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. When did Emma Lazarus write her famous sonnet about the 'poor,' 'wretched,' and 'homeless?'
(a) 1855.
(b) 1872.
(c) 1867.
(d) 1883.

2. What type of water does Kurt prefer?
(a) Running water.
(b) Icewater.
(c) Freshwater.
(d) Saltwater.

3. When did Kurt ask Jane Marie Cox to marry him?
(a) 1948.
(b) 1947.
(c) 1945.
(d) 1946.

4. Who does Hamlet stab through the curtains?
(a) His mother.
(b) Horatio.
(c) Polonius.
(d) His uncle.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What device made of steel does Kurt use for his paper?

2. What did one of Kurt's ancestors lose in battle?

3. Who said that 'religion is the opium of the people?'

4. What book series did Jill Krementz read when she was young?

5. Where does the typist live?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kurt feel about being an artist?

2. How did age affect Kurt's upbringing?

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

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

5. According to Kurt, what was the 'beginning of the end?'

6. Why does Kurt think "Hamlet" is such a popular story?

7. What does Kurt say about prohibition and the war on drugs?

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

9. What era did Kurt grow up in?

10. According to Kurt, what is the importance of an extended family compared to having a small family? Do you agree?

(see the answer keys)

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