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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does Vonnegut's trip to Mozambique make him feel?
(a) Motivated.
(b) Emotionally empty.
(c) Physically drained.
(d) Enthusiastic.

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

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

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

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

8. Sufferers of what deficiency seek to become members of a crazy artificial extended family?
(a) Gluten Deficiency.
(b) Folk Society Deficiency.
(c) Auto-Immune Deficiency.
(d) Vitamin B Deficiency.

9. How is Vonnegut an advocate for translators?
(a) He believes translators should be paid the same royalties as authors.
(b) He is a translator.
(c) He pays translators to write his books.
(d) He believes translators are more important than authors.

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

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

12. 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) Mozambicans.
(c) Presidents Bush and Reagan.
(d) Third World Countries.

13. The "Religious Revival" Vonnegut describes has two commandments. What are they?
(a) Stop thinking and obey.
(b) Divide and conquer.
(c) Have no other god but me and other thy father and they mother.
(d) Be free and live in peace.

14. Who is Vonnegut's favorite translator, with whom he falls in platonic love?
(a) Roberta Rambelli.
(b) Rita Rait.
(c) Ramon Ramone.
(d) Rachel Ray.

15. What does Vonnegut dream the world will be like in 1,000 years?
(a) There will be no humankind, because the various world leaders will lead their countries into massive wars.
(b) German descendants will be running the planet.
(c) There will be no world in 1,000 years.
(d) There will still be rich and poor, but all will be descendants of people who endure insults without committing suicide or murder.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are Vonnegut's jokes not funny?

2. How do jokes work?

3. What other jobs has Vonnegut had?

4. Where does Vonnegut meet his first wife?

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

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