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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the definition of this society of which Dr. Robert Redfield speaks?
2. As a writer Vonnegut is an anthropologist and writes about what acculturated primitive people?
3. Why are certain words in Rait's limerick replaced with the sound "dah" when recited on the BBC?
4. What is the name of the Bishop Vonnegut travels with to the Galapagos?
5. Vonnegut believes MIT can set an example by adapting what to its undertakings?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to John Yale, what is the Mozambican's true enemy? Why?
2. Why should many people take offense to privileged Vonnegut?
3. What are some examples of humorists who have lost their humor after a certain age? How has their humor been lost?
4. What does the "Kilimanjaro Device" give as an alternative to Hemingway's shooting himself in the head?
5. Why does Vonnegut believe Colonialism will bust up all cultures and create a Third World planet?
6. How is Vonnegut different from other authors mentioned in this chapter?
7. What is the Folk Society?
8. Why do the MIT graduates applaud politely but not take Vonnegut seriously?
9. What terrible thing happens to sufferers of "Folk Society Deficiency," or FSD? Give an example.
10. How are ex-hippies more scarred than Vietnam veterans?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The First Amendment allows Americans the freedom of speech and the press.
Part 1) Although Vonnegut supports this, why does this freedom upset him? Give examples from the text.
Part 2) What part of the First Amendment does the NRA use to support its cause? Do you agree with the way the NRA interprets this freedom?
Part 3) Write a letter to the NRA expressing your opinion about its interpretation of the First Amendment.
Essay Topic 2
Vonnegut does not believe Liberty has yet to be born.
Part 1) Do you agree or disagree? Why?
Part 2) What can you do to bring about the birth of Liberty?
Part 3) How do you see progression of liberty over the next 100 years?
Essay Topic 3
Mental illness affects several discussed throughout the book.
Part 1) What could be the cause(s) of the Vonnegut family's mental illness?
Part 2) How does Vonnegut's mother's suicide affect his life?
Part 3) How might Vonnegut feel about his own son's mental illness?
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