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. Who wrote The Tin Men?

2. By what ratio do guessers outnumber non-guessers?

3. What type of people want to become President?

4. Where was the election 'shamelessly rigged?'

5. What type of doctor is Kurt's son?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Kurt's hero?

2. How does Kurt feel about the Bush administration and the way it gained power?

3. What have the PPs done to the country?

4. What does Kurt say about the value of books?

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

6. What does Kurt say is all he really ever wanted to do?

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

8. How does Kurt feel about music?

9. Why does Kurt think the suicide rate of slave owners was higher than the suicide rate of slaves?

10. What is Kurt's theory about time?

Essay Topics

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 influence and effect of technology on the human race in the past and future. Be sure to address:

1) Benefits and dangers of technology.

2) Electronic communities and the future of socializing.

3) Whether or not you feel increasing technology is a positive trend, and why.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay comparing American literature to the literature of another country, such as France or Germany. Be sure to note differences or similarities in:

1) Theme.

2) Politics.

3) Optimism vs pessimism.

4) Influence upon global philosophy.

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