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 device made of steel does Kurt use for his paper?

2. What will Kurt tell readers from now on?

3. When did Kurt write "Slaughterhouse Five?"

4. How much older is Kurt's sister than he?

5. What is Kurt's ancestry?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What advice does Kurt have for readers about creative writing?

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

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

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

10. What was Kurt's experience with Dresden?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research and write a short essay on humanism, including the foundations of the belief, major contributors, and well-known adherents.

Essay Topic 2

Research and write an essay that discusses alternative transportation fuels and energy, illustrating at least two examples of up and coming technologies that you feel will make a difference.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the importance of family. Be sure to address:

1) The changing nature of the mainstream family.

2) The importance of immediate and extended family in a modern society.

3) Pros and cons of small and large families.

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