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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who sponsors Vonnegut's 1990 trip to Mozambique?
(a) CARE.
(b) Audobon Society.
(c) World Vision.
(d) FREEDOM.

3. What is the subtitle of SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE?
(a) "The Children's Crusade."
(b) "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
(c) "The Last Crusade."
(d) "A Mature Decision."

4. Why are Germans frightening?
(a) They do not like Jews.
(b) They murder thousands during World War II.
(c) They like to fight other white people.
(d) They like to fight those from other cultures.

5. 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 an organization that encourages country living.
(c) It is a wide-spread belief in diversity and acceptance of others.
(d) It is an organization that teaches folk dances of various cultures.

6. What does Vonnegut believe may unite mankind, by creating a generation that does not need to fight to be disillusioned by war?
(a) Socialism.
(b) Unitarianism.
(c) Television.
(d) World peace.

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

8. What does Vonnegut never think he owes to himself or the world?
(a) To forgive his mother.
(b) To return to writing.
(c) To become a litigator.
(d) To write a book about Jackson Pollock.

9. What does Vonnegut compare to an alcoholic stockbroker not wanting his head in a Port Authority Bus Terminal toilet?
(a) Western Civilization builds weapons and convinces civilians to hate groups of humanity, but they do not want big wars.
(b) Presidents Bush and Reagan.
(c) Mozambicans.
(d) Third World Countries.

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

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

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

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

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

15. Vonnegut compares the young people he addresses to what character in Camelot?
(a) St. Genevieve.
(b) Spamalot.
(c) Sir Lancelot.
(d) Merlin.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Rita Rait become the winner of a limerick contest?

2. Why does Vonnegut believe Christians have no alternative but to hate and then kill in imaginary self-defense?

3. What will bust up all cultures and create a Third-World planet?

4. What does Vonnegut require of translators?

5. What Joseph Conrad novel depicts whites as highly evolved and others as monkeys without tails?

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