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Multiple Choice Questions

1. For Vonnegut writing books is like what?
(a) Singing a song.
(b) Any other job.
(c) Riding a bike.
(d) Eating a peanut butter sandwich.

2. Why does Vonnegut feel out of intellectual step with his new neighbors in Cape Cod?
(a) He is not as intelligent as others in Cape Cod.
(b) He is not as wealthy as other in Cape Cod.
(c) He is an Anglo-Saxon.
(d) He is a non-Anglo-Saxon.

3. When the definition for Schizophrenia has been tightened, how is Mark now classified?
(a) Manic-depressive.
(b) Suicidal.
(c) Schizophrenic.
(d) Mentally retarded.

4. Why are ex-hippies ashamed to belong to their social class?
(a) They are embarrassed by their actions in the 1960s.
(b) The social class is so pandered to by the administration that its young do not have to go and do not want to go to war.
(c) They wish they had participated in the Vietnam War.
(d) They despise Vietnam vets.

5. From what event can ordinary humans not learn how much pain and humiliation to endure before calling an end to everything?
(a) Holocaust.
(b) Romans throwing the Christians to the lions.
(c) Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
(d) Sending the Tibetans into exhile.

6. How do the MIT students react to Vonnegut's speech?
(a) They are appalled by his speech.
(b) They cheer enthusiastically.
(c) They applaud politely but do not take him seriously.
(d) They are convinced and accept his challenge.

7. What does Dr. Robert Redfield insist every society passes through?
(a) The "Marxist Society" stage.
(b) The "Modern Society" stage.
(c) The "Fauvist Society" stage.
(d) The "Folk Society" stage.

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

9. Why are certain words in Rait's limerick replaced with the sound "dah" when recited on the BBC?
(a) The limerick is too long.
(b) This sound replaces dirty language.
(c) Rait made this adjustment to her limerick.
(d) It sounds funny.

10. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, how many hours of television Failures of Christianity (murders) has one watched by graduation?
(a) 800 hours.
(b) 8,000 hours.
(c) 18,000 hours.
(d) 80 hours.

11. Why does Vonnegut believe Christians have no alternative but to hate and then kill in imaginary self-defense?
(a) Christians try and fail to love continually.
(b) They are trying to convert others but fail.
(c) The religious leaders encourage them to hate others.
(d) Christians know there is a time to kill, as well as a time to heal.

12. To what does Vonnegut compare ignoring distractions and repeating a mantra?
(a) Cooking.
(b) Painting.
(c) Reading books.
(d) Writing.

13. With whom does Vonnegut travel to Mozambique?
(a) John Yale.
(b) Jill Krementz.
(c) Bill Pilgrim.
(d) Mark Vonnegut.

14. Who is the author of THE KILIMANJARO DEVICE?
(a) Mark Vonnegut.
(b) Jane Austen.
(c) Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
(d) Ray Bradbury.

15. What other jobs has Vonnegut had?
(a) Stenographer, actor, sailor, and fisherman.
(b) Creates industrial advertising, sells cars, invents a boardgame, teaches private school.
(c) Legal analyst, computer technician, magician, and lawyer.
(d) Muralist, cellist, and pro motocross rider.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the author have die glamorously in an airplane crash into Mt. Kilimanjaro?

2. What tough question does Vonnegut's book "Player Piano" ask?

3. Jane, Vonnegut's first wife, is born a Quaker and dies as a member of what denomination?

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

5. The "Religious Revival" Vonnegut describes has two commandments. What are they?

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