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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 color are the aliens?
2. Who uttered the most intelligent and decent prayers ever?
3. What was the 'sappy woman' about to have?
4. What type of people are not welcome in Washington at the time of writing?
5. What are the people that Kurt blames for ruining America born without?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of car did Kurt used to sell?
2. What does Kurt say is all he really ever wanted to do?
3. What does Kurt say about the war with Mexico?
4. How does Kurt feel about Jesus?
5. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Dan?
6. Who is Gil Berman?
7. What is the main theme in Mark Twain's "The Mysterious Stranger?" Do you agree?
8. According to Kurt, what has his children's generation inherited?
9. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Alex? What did he learn from him?
10. What does Kurt say the book is about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay on the subject of increasing divorce rates. Be sure to address:
1) Trends and statistics in divorce in the industrialized and non-industrialized world.
2) Kurt Vonnegut's theories regarding divorce.
3) Your thoughts on the future of divorce and marriage.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay on the environmental future of the Earth, with a focus on whether or not humanity will be able to prevent an environmental catastrophe (optimism vs. pessimism). Then write what you believe to be Vonnegut's point of view on the issue.
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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