Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Kurt feel like doing to his Uncle Dan?
2. In what state was Kurt's business located?
3. According to Kurt, what are we not born with?
4. What type of people want to become President?
5. Where are the visitors staying in New York?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Write an persuasive essay on political power, with a focus on the effect of power on people who hold it. Points to address are:
1) Specific examples of the corrupting influence of power.
2) Your personal attitude towards having power over other people.
3) Recommendations for checks and balances over political power in a modern democracy.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay that summarizes what you feel to be Kurt Vonnegut's political beliefs based on what you have read in "A Man Without A Country," with evidence from the text.
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