Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Kurt feel about the woman behind the counter?
2. What type of missiles do nuclear submarines fire?
3. Why did Kurt have to talk to a cop?
4. Who does Hamlet stab through the curtains?
5. How many relatives did Kurt's friend in Nigeria have?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of car did Kurt used to sell?
2. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Alex? What did he learn from him?
3. How does Kurt feel about being an artist?
4. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Dan?
5. What advice does Kurt have for readers about creative writing?
6. What is the main theme in Mark Twain's "The Mysterious Stranger?" Do you agree?
7. What does Kurt say about what men and women want?
8. What was Kurt's experience with Dresden?
9. Who was Ned Ludd?
10. What marketing tip does Kurt give readers?
Write an essay on the bombing of Dresden during World War Two. Be sure to address:
1) Rationale for bombing Dresden.
2) Public opinion on the bombing.
3) Your own thoughts on the devastation.
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.
Write an essay comparing Kurt Vonnegut to another humorist, such as Mark Twain. Using the example of at least one book from each author, compare style, message, and philosophical standpoint with special attention given to similarities.
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