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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What tribal name do the Vonneguts give themselves?
(a) Epta mayan-boys.
(b) Pottawatomie.
(c) Aztec-girls.
(d) Black Feathers.

2. What is the date of Vonnegut's requiem's premier?
(a) October 13, 1998.
(b) October 13, 1988.
(c) March 13, 1988.
(d) March 13, 1998.

3. How do the author and Jill meet?
(a) At a production of a Vonnegut play.
(b) At a movie premiere.
(c) At an art gallery.
(d) At a baseball game.

4. How are Vonnegut and Elie Wiesel the same?
(a) They share a German surname.
(b) They are both Jewish.
(c) They are cousins.
(d) They both have pet dogs.

5. In Fates Worse Than Death, humorist Kurt Vonnegut examines the blindness of the American people to the hypocrisy of what administration?
(a) Smith Administration.
(b) Reagan Administration.
(c) Clinton Administration.
(d) Carter Administration.

6. Who is the Cody, Wyoming, artist who is America's foremost adventurer in the Abstract Expressionist movement?
(a) Jackson Pollock.
(b) Keith Haring.
(c) George Segal.
(d) Mary Cassatt.

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

8. In his letter to the future, what does Vonnegut say today's rulers are doing to Nature's stern but reasonable surrender terms?
(a) Limiting waste.
(b) Working towards a peacable agreement.
(c) Conserving energy.
(d) Nothing.

9. What do Jane and Vonnegut have in common?
(a) They are both writers.
(b) They are both of German descent.
(c) They both paint.
(d) They love New York City.

10. What does Vonnegut's late grandfather, Bernard, whom Vonnegut never meets, scorn?
(a) His son, Kurt Vonnegut Sr..
(b) His high school, Warren Central.
(c) His birthplace, Indianapolis.
(d) His grandchildren.

11. The Reverend finds "Slaughterhouse Five", as well as "Deliverance" and "Catcher in the Rye," falling short in what way?
(a) In engaging society in healthy practices.
(b) In Christian behavior and attitudes.
(c) In Buddhist doctrines.
(d) In promoting his religious quest.

12. This book is the sequel to what other book?
(a) Palm Sunday.
(b) Good Friday.
(c) Friday the 13th.
(d) Easter Sunday.

13. Who is the composer of the new requiem setting?
(a) Josh Groban.
(b) Robert Samels.
(c) Andrew Lloyd Webber.
(d) Celine Dion.

14. What does Vonnegut assert is often Hemingway's male characters' greatest reward?
(a) Becoming enlightened.
(b) Winning a battle.
(c) Winning the heart of a woman.
(d) Males feeling love for one another in proximity to danger.

15. Who is nearing economic, legal, and social equality only in Vonnegut's lifetime?
(a) Children.
(b) Women and racial minorities.
(c) Animals.
(d) Elderly people.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How is the character Bill Pilgrim different from Joe Crone?

3. What mental illness does the author's son suffer and recover from?

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

5. The Attorney General's Commission compares anything that sounds like the Sermon on the Mount to what?

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