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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does Vonnegut compare the lyrics of the new requiem setting?
(a) The Renaissance.
(b) The Spanish Inquisition.
(c) The Tang Dynasty.
(d) The 100 Years War.

2. What does Vonnegut believe is declining but could return?
(a) Racism.
(b) Sexism.
(c) Genocide.
(d) Corporal punishment.

3. Whose art does Father celebrate, as if it is a Pieta or Sistine chapel ceiling?
(a) Kurt's.
(b) Alex's.
(c) Edith's.
(d) Alice's.

4. Why does Vonnegut like to write pieces for Architectural Digest?
(a) As a tribute to his son, Mark.
(b) He loves architecture.
(c) He is an architect.
(d) As a tribute to his father and grandfather.

5. What is one thing Vonnegut mentions in his letter to the future?
(a) Countries in the future should stop communicating with one another.
(b) Today's rulers need to stop thinking science can fix anything for $1 trillion.
(c) Leaders of the future should fix the environment issues through scientific discoveries.
(d) Future generations need to use more petroleum for fuel.

6. What does Vonnegut miss from his youth?
(a) Freedom from knowing humans will render the planet uninhabitable.
(b) The Fourth of July Fireworks.
(c) The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
(d) Friends from school.

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

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

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

10. 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.

11. Where does Vonnegut attempt to get his own requiem mass translated into Latin but is denied?
(a) Fordham.
(b) SUNY Purchase.
(c) Columbia.
(d) NYU.

12. The Attorney General's Commission believes that sufferers of what disease get what they deserve?
(a) Diabetes.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Heart disease.
(d) AIDS.

13. Dr. Nancy Andreassen finds that people in what profession tend to be depressive or come from depressive families more often than in the general public?
(a) Medicine.
(b) Law.
(c) Painting.
(d) Writing.

14. Vonnegut is enthusiastic about Pollock's work, but what does he feel is missing from Pollock's paintings?
(a) Human figures.
(b) A horizon.
(c) Organization.
(d) Color.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happens to all writers?

3. How are Vonnegut and Elie Wiesel the same?

4. What does Pollock use to control his hands when he paints?

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

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