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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 19.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Even after many years, what is imprinted in Vonnegut's mind?
(a) Lake Maxincuckee where he swims with his siblings.
(b) Culver Lake where he is a lifeguard.
(c) Geist Lake where he went boating.
(d) Lake Michigan where he played in the sand.

3. To what author's work does Vonnegut compare the Bill of Rights' First Amendment?
(a) J.K. Rowling.
(b) Dr. Dre.
(c) Michael Crichton.
(d) Dr. Seuss.

4. As a writer Vonnegut is an anthropologist and writes about what acculturated primitive people?
(a) Midwesterners.
(b) Native North Americans.
(c) The Mayans of Central America.
(d) The people in "Skyscraper National Park."

5. Why is Algren bitter over his masterpiece, The Man with the Golden Arm?
(a) He fears he will not be able to create another masterpiece.
(b) He does not like the how it ends.
(c) He receives very little for his masterpiece.
(d) He does not think it is a masterpiece.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to all writers?

2. Why does Vonnegut feel out of intellectual step with his new neighbors in Cape Cod?

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

4. Besides Indianapolis what other U.S. city is designed by the architect L'Enfant?

5. Who is nearing economic, legal, and social equality only in Vonnegut's lifetime?

(see the answer key)

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