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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 does PP stand for?
2. What does Gil Berman do for a living?
3. What did the young man from Seattle have to take off?
4. According to tabloids, how long have alien anthropologists been studying the human race?
5. 'The good Earth--we could have saved it, but we were too damn...'
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Kurt think the suicide rate of slave owners was higher than the suicide rate of slaves?
2. How does Kurt feel about the Bush administration and the way it gained power?
3. What does Kurt say about the value of books?
4. What comparison does Kurt make involving the Bush administration? What values would he like to see the government adopt?
5. According to Kurt, what do humanists believe?
6. What is Kurt's theory about time?
7. What debate does Kurt have with the man who does not give his address?
8. What type of car did Kurt used to sell?
9. Do you think that humans are really too 'cheap and lazy' to save the planet?
10. What advice does Kurt give the woman hoping to have a baby?
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 bombing of Dresden during World War Two. Be sure to address:
1) Rationale for bombing Dresden.
2) Public opinion on the bombing.
3) Your own thoughts on the devastation.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay comparing Kurt Vonnegut to another humorist, such as Mark Twain. Using the example of at least one book from each author, compare style, message, and philosophical standpoint with special attention given to similarities.
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