1. Walter Starbuck is an ex-con, ex-capitalist, and ex-_________.
2. At the beginning of the prologue, "Kilgore Trout is ________."
(c) Back again.
3. What is significant about Trout's name?
(a) It's catchy.
(b) It's Starbuck's mother's.
(c) It's a pseudonym.
(d) It's Vonnegut's real name.
4. Saying Trout is on the "outside" means what?
(a) He's in hiding.
(b) He's homeless.
(c) He's no longer a convict.
(d) He doesn't have any friends.
5. From whom does Vonnegut receive a letter?
(a) His wife.
(b) His editor.
(c) A fan.
(d) His mother.
6. In the letter Vonnegut receives, it reads: "_____ may fail."
7. In the letter Vonnegut receives, it reads: "_______ will prevail."
8. What does the letter Vonnegut receives summarize?
(a) His life.
(b) The idea of his life's work.
(c) The idea of classics.
(d) The problem with America.
9. What would have happened if Vonnegut had received the letter a few years earlier?
(a) He would have chosen a different career.
(b) He wouldn't have written his books.
(c) He would have had children.
(d) He would have written back.
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