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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 many relatives did Kurt's friend in Nigeria have?

2. Where did Kurt go to high school?

3. What would Kurt ask when he gets to heaven?

4. What is the name of the first story that Kurt demonstrates with a line graph?

5. What is a good way to hurt one's parents?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How did age affect Kurt's upbringing?

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

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

8. What is Kurt's theory about the relationship between the moon and planet Earth?

9. Do you agree with Kurt's assessment that the human race is already doomed?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

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 that summarizes what you feel to be Kurt Vonnegut's political beliefs based on what you have read in "A Man Without A Country," with evidence from the text.

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