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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Rait believe she can say whatever she pleases in English?
(a) She is very opinionated.
(b) She likes speaking in English.
(c) She believes that what she has to say is important.
(d) She is a non-native speaker.

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

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

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

5. What is a scheme of self-defense that only maligned and oppressed minorities should be allowed to use?
(a) Threats.
(b) Murder.
(c) Humor.
(d) Humiliation.

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

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

13. What pictures would Vonnegut hang if he were president of MIT?
(a) Pictures of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's "Frankenstein" monster.
(b) JK Rowling's Harry Potter.
(c) Robert Lewis Stevenson's Edward Hyde.
(d) Bob Fosse's Sally Bowles.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Vonnegut believe most ancient writings, including the Bible, do?

2. To what does Vonnegut compare Bush's presidential campaign?

3. To what does Vonnegut compare ignoring distractions and repeating a mantra?

4. When the definition for Schizophrenia has been tightened, how is Mark now classified?

5. Who is Vonnegut's favorite translator, with whom he falls in platonic love?

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