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

2. When were Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti executed?

3. During what time period did Kurt grow up?

4. What is Kurt's ancestry?

5. How long would Kurt listen to the radio each day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What era did Kurt grow up in?

2. What is the significance of the timeline for the introduction of the internal combustion engine?

3. Who was Emma Lazarus?

4. Why do you think Kurt feels the way he does about technology?

5. How does Kurt feel about the human race and their effect on nature?

6. According to Kurt, what is all great literature about? How does this make him feel?

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

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

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

10. Describe Kurt's process for sending his work to his typist.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an informal essay on the importance and role of music in your life, and the lives of those around you. Discuss your favorite musical artists, and how their music influences you.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the effect of fossil fuels upon the environment and human history. Be sure to address:

1) Environmental perils of fossil fuels.

2) The importance of fossil fuels in human industrial development.

3) The future of fossil fuels.

Essay Topic 3

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

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