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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are heavy among the writers Vonnegut cares about?
(a) Their weights.
(b) Their hearts.
(c) Casualties.
(d) Their appetites.

2. Where does Vonnegut first meet O'Hare?
(a) High school.
(b) Camp Atterbury.
(c) Camp Harrison.
(d) College.

3. Does Vonnegut believe that most civilians can be considered a "well-regulated militia?"
(a) Most civilians can be considered a "well-regulated militia."
(b) Only those civilians who pass a test should be considered part of a militia.
(c) Only men can be part of a militia.
(d) Not unless they are recruited, led, motivated, or restrained by anything but their own perceptions.

4. What does the author use as a recurrent symbol of U.S. political stupidities?
(a) The NRA militia commercials.
(b) President George Bush's support of the NRA.
(c) The Bill of Rights' First Amendment.
(d) President George Bush's call for a constitutional amendment outlawing flag burning.

5. Why does Vonnegut feel lucky to have been born in Indianapolis?
(a) Indianapolis is the center of the art world.
(b) He receives a rich and humane primary and secondary education.
(c) He treasures the friendships he made in Indianapolis.
(d) It is a beautiful city.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Vonnegut believe is the United State's only true art form prior to Jackson Pollock's work?

2. How much does Vonnegut believe is enough to make a masterpiece? Beyond that, it is like empty talk at the end of a party.

3. Vonnegut is the third person in his family to have a one-person show and the second to put in time in a "laughing academy." What is he the first to do?

4. What Joseph Conrad novel depicts whites as highly evolved and others as monkeys without tails?

5. Who is the Cody, Wyoming, artist who is America's foremost adventurer in the Abstract Expressionist movement?

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