Fates Worse Than Death Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What mental illness does the author's son suffer and recover from?
(a) Depression.
(b) Anxiety.
(c) Schizophrenia.
(d) Bipolar disorder.

2. How does Vonnegut believe a writer's opinion about vocal third parties differs from that of a visual artist?
(a) They dislike third parties as much as artists.
(b) They grow insecure when third parties give their opinions.
(c) Writing is tedious, so intruders, or third parties, are refreshing.
(d) They believe third parties are annoying.

3. Why do psychiatrists believe Mark is a misdiagnosed depressive?
(a) They do not believe that one can recover from bipolar disorder.
(b) Mark seems sad.
(c) They do not believe that one can recover from schizophrenia.
(d) Mark has all the symptoms of someone who is depressed.

4. What does Vonnegut's degree in anthropology teach him about villains?
(a) The "villains" are art, music, and dance, not culture.
(b) The "villains" are culture, society, and history, not drugs.
(c) The "villains" are drugs, theft, and rape, not society.
(d) The "villains" are drugs, sex, and rock and roll.

5. Why is Vonnegut drawn to the text?
(a) Vonnegut does would like to know the meaning of the Requiem, but does not understand Latin.
(b) It is an English translation that, to Vonnegut, speaks of sadism and masochism.
(c) The composer has made several grammatical mistakes in the English text.
(d) The English translation, to Vonnegut, is beautiful, and a work of genius.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Vonnegut believe about professional artists' opinions on vocal third parties, such as critics, curators, and collectors?

2. What novel about the state of people's portable souls does Jane ask Vonnegut to read?

3. What does Vonnegut tell Hemingway scholars defines his fellow Midwesterner?

4. What causes the author's mother's untreated insanity?

5. For what does the traditional requiem ask?

(see the answer key)

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