A Man Without a Country Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What ate Prometheus' liver?

2. What is humor a physiological response to?

3. How long did prohibition last?

4. What is it improper to do to a soldier when he returns home?

5. What is the location for the first oil well in America?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Kurt's experience with Dresden?

2. Describe Kurt's process for sending his work to his typist.

3. Why does Kurt smoke? What has his experience been with drugs?

4. What does Kurt say about Karl Marx's statements on religion?

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

6. What does Kurt say humor is a response to?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the topic of mainstream culture, focusing on the formulaic aspect of books, movies, and so on. Be sure to address:

1) Common themes and formulas in mainstream culture.

2) The primary elements of mainstream culture and audience, and what makes something 'mainstream.'

3) The pros and cons of mainstream culture and art.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the influence and effect of technology on the human race in the past and future. Be sure to address:

1) Benefits and dangers of technology.

2) Electronic communities and the future of socializing.

3) Whether or not you feel increasing technology is a positive trend, and why.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay in an informal style that describes what it is like to pursue art as a career. The essay should focus upon:

1) Difficulties faced by those seeking to make money from art.

2) The chances of being able to make a comfortable living from art.

3) How you would feel if your children wanted to be professional artists.

(see the answer keys)

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