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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 town did Kurt 'black out at high noon?'
2. What does each short chapter in "Cat's Cradle" represent?
3. What makes life worth living for Kurt, other than music?
4. What type of people are not welcome in Washington at the time of writing?
5. What color are the aliens?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Kurt feel about Jesus?
2. How does Kurt feel about the Bush administration and the way it gained power?
3. According to Kurt, what do humanists believe?
4. Why does Kurt think the suicide rate of slave owners was higher than the suicide rate of slaves?
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. According to Kurt, what has his children's generation inherited?
8. How does Kurt feel about music?
9. What is Kurt's theory about the relationship between the moon and planet Earth?
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 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 2
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 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:
3) Optimism vs pessimism.
4) Influence upon global philosophy.
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