A Man Without a Country Test | Final 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 would Ivan the Terrible nail to your head if you disagreed with him?

2. Which of Mark Twain's family and/or friends died before him?

3. Who is Joel Bleifuss?

4. What does each short chapter in "Cat's Cradle" represent?

5. What type of engine did the Saab cars have in Kurt's day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kurt say the book is about?

2. What does Kurt say about the war with Mexico?

3. What comparison does Kurt make involving the Bush administration? What values would he like to see the government adopt?

4. What type of car did Kurt used to sell?

5. According to Kurt, what do humanists believe?

6. What advice does Kurt give the woman hoping to have a baby?

7. What have the PPs done to the country?

8. Who is Gil Berman?

9. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Dan?

10. How does Kurt feel about music?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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