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 Starbuck's mother's.
(b) It's catchy.
(c) It's a pseudonym.
(d) It's Vonnegut's real name.
4. Saying Trout is on the "outside" means what?
(a) He's homeless.
(b) He doesn't have any friends.
(c) He's no longer a convict.
(d) He's in hiding.
5. From whom does Vonnegut receive a letter?
(a) His mother.
(b) His editor.
(c) His wife.
(d) A fan.
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) The problem with America.
(b) The idea of classics.
(c) The idea of his life's work.
(d) His life.
9. What would have happened if Vonnegut had received the letter a few years earlier?
(a) He would have had children.
(b) He wouldn't have written his books.
(c) He would have written back.
(d) He would have chosen a different career.
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