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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Hapgood go to college?
(a) Harvard.
(b) UCLA.
(c) Princeton.
(d) NYU.

2. Starbuck is trying to clear his mind of _____________.
(a) His guilt-ridden past.
(b) Anxieties.
(c) Dreams.
(d) Voices.

3. What does the letter Vonnegut receives summarize?
(a) The problem with America.
(b) The idea of classics.
(c) His life.
(d) The idea of his life's work.

4. How did the factory workers for the Wyatt family become poisoned?
(a) From the mold.
(b) From the paint they used.
(c) From a gas leak.
(d) From the nuclear plant.

5. What prompts Starbuck to remember Sarah Wyatt?
(a) A woman in the lobby.
(b) Taking the limo.
(c) Staying in New York.
(d) The streets at night.

Short Answer Questions

1. The people of Vicuna have the capacity to do what?

2. Kenneth Whistler was a popular _________.

3. Vonnegut describes Hapgood as a _______ figure.

4. What would have happened if Vonnegut had received the letter a few years earlier?

5. In college, how did Starbuck meet Clewes?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is "tension" a major theme in the Prologue?

2. Why does Starbuck cry in the cab home?

3. How did the Cuyahoga Massacre impact Starbuck?

4. What are the degrees of separation between Sarah Wyatt and Mary Kathleen O'Looney in Chapter 9?

5. How is the theme of interconnection displayed through Starbuck's narrative voice?

6. Why does the red ribbon on Starbuck's suit cause trouble?

7. What effect do Starbuck's relationships have on him? What is he relationship with himself?

8. After receiving the fan letter, why did Vonnegut feel he didn't need to write this or other books?

9. Is Starbuck's release from prison entering the new or returning to the old?

10. How did Starbuck become involved in the Watergate Scandal?

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