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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 is Joel Bleifuss?
2. What is the only proof Kurt needs for the existence of God?
3. What type of people want to become President?
4. Where are the visitors staying in New York?
5. What does Kurt tell Joe he must do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the main theme in Mark Twain's "The Mysterious Stranger?" Do you agree?
2. How does Kurt feel about music?
3. What does Kurt say is all he really ever wanted to do?
4. Who is Gil Berman?
5. Do you think that humans are really too 'cheap and lazy' to save the planet?
6. Who is Kurt's hero?
7. What have the PPs done to the country?
8. What debate does Kurt have with the man who does not give his address?
9. What does Kurt say the book is about?
10. What does Kurt say about guessing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay on immigration in the United States, discussing the past, present, and future state of immigration policy. Be sure to address:
1) The role of the 'American Dream.'
2) Future challenges for immigration policy.
3) Any recommendations you have for immigration policy.
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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