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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 is a good way to hurt one's parents?
2. What was Powers Hapgood's occupation after graduating from Harvard?
3. Who wrote "Democracy In America?"
4. What type of stories did Franz Kafka write?
5. Who built the first electric generator?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kurt say about computers? Do you agree?
2. What does Kurt say about prohibition and the war on drugs?
3. What was Kurt's experience with Dresden?
4. How did age affect Kurt's upbringing?
5. What does Kurt say humor is a response to?
6. What does Kurt state is the truth about life?
7. According to Kurt, what is the importance of an extended family compared to having a small family? Do you agree?
8. Why does Kurt smoke? What has his experience been with drugs?
9. Do you agree with Kurt's assessment that the human race is already doomed?
10. What era did Kurt grow up in?
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 immigration in the United States, discussing the past, present, and future state of immigration policy. Be sure to address:
1) The role of the 'American Dream.'
2) Future challenges for immigration policy.
3) Any recommendations you have for immigration policy.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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