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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Vonnegut references what Biblical story to his belief that people find life too hard and disappointing to act on repairing it?
(a) Buddha sitting by the tree, but not becoming enlightened.
(b) Adam and Eve not taking a bite from the forbidden fruit.
(c) The Last Supper, with Jesus accusing Mark instead of Judas.
(d) Noah's Ark, as a sinking vessel with half its animals already dead.

2. After high school what does Jill make Manhattan and the world?
(a) Her university.
(b) Her new home.
(c) A place to take amazing photographs.
(d) Places to avoid.

3. What happens to all writers?
(a) Their stories grow more optimistic with each passing year.
(b) They grow to be better writers.
(c) They become more famous with age.
(d) They grow dated.

4. For what does the traditional requiem ask?
(a) Eternal rest for the dead, where God's light perpetually shines on them.
(b) Entrance to the Kingdom of Heaven by Saint Peter.
(c) A heaven filled with angels playing harps.
(d) Sinners to be damned to Hell for all eternity.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Requiem masses are customarily sung in what language?

2. What features imperialism, the capture of other societies' lands, and treasure by arms?

3. What does Vonnegut miss from his youth?

4. Why does Vonnegut like to write pieces for Architectural Digest?

5. The Reverend wants which amendment to conform to his version of Christianity?

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