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Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Mark's only crime against his government?
(a) Identity theft.
(b) Theft.
(c) Disrespect.
(d) Murder.

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

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

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

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

6. Jane, Vonnegut's first wife, is born a Quaker and dies as a member of what denomination?
(a) Methodist.
(b) Episcopalian.
(c) Lutheran.
(d) Roman Catholic.

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

8. What is World Vision?
(a) A Buddhist charity bringing peace to other cultures.
(b) An American optometrist organization bringing glasses to the underpriveledged.
(c) An American Christian charity bringing supplies to refugees.
(d) A Muslim organization bringing the teachings of Mohammed to other cultures.

9. 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) There will be no world in 1,000 years.
(c) There will still be rich and poor, but all will be descendants of people who endure insults without committing suicide or murder.
(d) German descendants will be running the planet.

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

11. What does Vonnegut believe most ancient writings, including the Bible, do?
(a) Demonize.
(b) Moralize.
(c) Mystify.
(d) Degrade.

12. How do jokes work?
(a) Jokes connect the listener to other listeners.
(b) The comedian tells the audience something funny about society that seems outrageous but is true.
(c) By hooking and releasing the listener, causing the release of fight-or-flight chemicals through laughter.
(d) Comedians and the audienceshare a funny moment.

13. What will bust up all cultures and create a Third-World planet?
(a) Colonialism.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Socialism.
(d) Communism.

14. 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 an Anglo-Saxon.
(c) He is a non-Anglo-Saxon.
(d) He is not as wealthy as other in Cape Cod.

15. Although people with acute mental disorder are less often written off as hopeless, why is there still a lack of certainty for patients and their families?
(a) Most patients still have to be institutionalized.
(b) Medications can have severe adverse effects.
(c) A dozen separate diseases are still lumped together as schizophrenia/manic depression.
(d) Psychological testing is dangerous.

Short Answer Questions

1. After reading William Styron's DARKNESS VISIBLE how does Vonnegut classify those that are suicidal?



2. Why does Rait believe she can say whatever she pleases in English?



3. Those with addiction eventually hit rock bottom. Vonnegut believes Western Civilization hit rock bottom in World War I. Unlike those with addictions who admit that their addiction is ruining their lives, how does Western Civilization react to hitting rock bottom?



4. Jane gives birth to how many children?



5. Why are certain words in Rait's limerick replaced with the sound "dah" when recited on the BBC?



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