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. 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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write an essay comparing American literature to the literature of another country, such as France or Germany. Be sure to note differences or similarities in:

1) Theme.

2) Politics.

3) Optimism vs pessimism.

4) Influence upon global philosophy.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on Shakespeare and his influence on world culture. Be sure to address:

1) What makes Shakespeare such an important playwright.

2) Themes and subject matter addressed in Shakespeare's work.

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