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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 the Bible say is a good thing to do?
2. When was The Mask of Sanity published?
3. According to tabloids, how long have alien anthropologists been studying the human race?
4. Who is Kurt's hero?
5. What is all pop music today derived from?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kurt say the book is about?
2. How does Kurt feel about Jesus?
3. Who is Gil Berman?
4. What does Kurt say about guessing?
5. What does Kurt say about the value of books?
6. Do you think that humans are really too 'cheap and lazy' to save the planet?
7. What does Kurt say about the war with Mexico?
8. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Alex? What did he learn from him?
9. What type of car did Kurt used to sell?
10. What debate does Kurt have with the man who does not give his address?
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 prohibition. Be sure to address:
1) Rationale for prohibition of alcohol and/or drugs, and the pros and cons of prohibition.
2) Perils and challenges of prohibition.
3) Lessons learned from past experiences with prohibition, and how they can be applied in the future.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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