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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. When did Abbie Hoffman die?
2. How often does Gil have sex?
3. How much younger is Gil than Kurt?
4. What do humanists not believe in?
5. What burns at 451 degrees Fahrenheit?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kurt say about guessing?
2. Do you think that humans are really too 'cheap and lazy' to save the planet?
3. What advice does Kurt give the woman hoping to have a baby?
4. What debate does Kurt have with the man who does not give his address?
5. Who is Kurt's hero?
6. What does Kurt say about the war with Mexico?
7. What is the main theme in Mark Twain's "The Mysterious Stranger?" Do you agree?
8. What type of car did Kurt used to sell?
9. How does Kurt feel about his Uncle Alex? What did he learn from him?
10. According to Kurt, what do humanists believe?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay comparing Kurt Vonnegut to another humorist, such as Mark Twain. Using the example of at least one book from each author, compare style, message, and philosophical standpoint with special attention given to similarities.
Essay Topic 2
Write an informal essay on the importance and role of music in your life, and the lives of those around you. Discuss your favorite musical artists, and how their music influences you.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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