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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 18.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Rait believe she can say whatever she pleases in English?
(a) She believes that what she has to say is important.
(b) She likes speaking in English.
(c) She is very opinionated.
(d) She is a non-native speaker.

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

3. Kurt Vonnegut Sr. is respected and loved as a founder of what museum?
(a) The Museum of Natural History.
(b) The Indianapolis 500 Museum.
(c) The Indianapolis Museum of Art.
(d) The Children's Museum.

4. Those with addiction eventually hit rock bottom. Vonnegut believes Western Civilization hit rock bottom in World War I. Unlike those with addictions who admit that their addiction is ruining their lives, how does Western Civilization react to hitting rock bottom?
(a) It continues to be ignorant of the disease and continues to allow those who are sick to be kept in positions of power.
(b) It reacts in a similar way to those who are addicted.
(c) It buys more electronic devices to distract itself.
(d) It realizes that its addiction is affecting human life, but it does not care.

5. The "Religious Revival" Vonnegut describes has two commandments. What are they?
(a) Have no other god but me and other thy father and they mother.
(b) Be free and live in peace.
(c) Stop thinking and obey.
(d) Divide and conquer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Vonnegut believe is declining but could return?

2. What does Vonnegut believe is the cause of mental illness?

3. Vonnegut laments that people can say atrocious things in public, but he is charged with encouraging what?

4. What is the definition of this society of which Dr. Robert Redfield speaks?

5. What government authority has several of its members involved in financial or sexual atrocities, as well as advocating for civilians to be armed with assault rifles?

(see the answer key)

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