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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the definition of this society of which Dr. Robert Redfield speaks?
(a) It is isolated geographically and members agree on what life is about and behave uniformly.
(b) It is a wide-spread belief in diversity and acceptance of others.
(c) It is an organization that encourages country living.
(d) It is an organization that teaches folk dances of various cultures.

2. How many Americans are of German descent?
(a) One half.
(b) One in one hundred.
(c) One in four.
(d) One in three.

3. What features imperialism, the capture of other societies' lands, and treasure by arms?
(a) "The House of Mirth."
(b) "The Nation."
(c) "Hocus Pocus."
(d) "Le Petit Prince."

4. In THE NATION what does Vonnegut claim is the U.S.'s most nurturing contribution to planetary culture?
(a) Modern Dance.
(b) Jazz.
(c) Abstract Expressionism.
(d) Alcoholics Anonymous.

5. How do the Freethinkers behave?
(a) They behave well, because they are motivated by the idea of heaven and hell.
(b) They are racist thugs.
(c) They humiliate those of other descents.
(d) They behave well, even without the motivation of heaven and hell.

6. What German-American movement did not survive?
(a) The Pennsylvania Dutch movement.
(b) The German-American Quaker movement.
(c) The Deutchland movement.
(d) The German-American Freethinker movement.

7. To what does Vonnegut compare Bush's presidential campaign?
(a) Perfect example of democracy.
(b) Pornographic sleaze.
(c) Nazi propaganda.
(d) East Germany propaganda.

8. How does Rita Rait become the winner of a limerick contest?
(a) She is the best limerick writer in Russia.
(b) She creates a competition and enters her own work.
(c) She is married to the judge.
(d) She wins the prize left by an eccentric British millionaire for the wittiest original limerick.

9. Where does Vonnegut meet his first wife?
(a) An art gallery.
(b) Kindergarten.
(c) The symphony.
(d) An automobile race.

10. What is the name of the Bishop Vonnegut travels with to the Galapagos?
(a) Bishop Morgan.
(b) Bishop Smith.
(c) Bishop Vale.
(d) Bishop Moore.

11. With what magazine does Vonnegut travel to Mozambique in 1990 to write an article?
(a) The New Yorker.
(b) National Geographic.
(c) Parade.
(d) US News and World Report.

12. What Joseph Conrad novel depicts whites as highly evolved and others as monkeys without tails?
(a) Deep in Darkness.
(b) The Dark Continent.
(c) Land of Darkness.
(d) Heart of Darkness.

13. Who does the author have die glamorously in an airplane crash into Mt. Kilimanjaro?
(a) Ernest Hemingway.
(b) Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
(c) Pierre August Renoir.
(d) Edith Wharton.

14. According to Vonnegut's speech, what power do the MIT graduates have?
(a) To find a job in their city of choice.
(b) To reign in or let loose enormous forces.
(c) To save the United States from self-destruction.
(d) To control the world's resources.

15. Vonnegut believes MIT can set an example by adapting what to its undertakings?
(a) The Hippocratic Oath.
(b) The Vonnegut Theory.
(c) The Third Time Step.
(d) Oedipus Complex.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mark feel about the 1960s?

2. From what event can ordinary humans not learn how much pain and humiliation to endure before calling an end to everything?

3. What does Dr. Robert Redfield insist every society passes through?

4. What is a scheme of self-defense that only maligned and oppressed minorities should be allowed to use?

5. Who is the author of THE KILIMANJARO DEVICE?

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