Jailbird Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Starbuck realizes that by leaving prison he is rejoining _________.

2. Why is Fender, Starbuck's friend, in prison?

3. A Frenchman at the airport is angry because of the ________ on Starbuck's suit.

4. After the events leading to his arrest, Starbuck earned a reputation for being ______.

5. On a date with Sarah, Starbuck takes her to an ______ restaurant.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the significance of "Kilgore Trout" being a pseudonym?

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

4. With Sarah, is Starbuck loving or courteous?

5. Is an event's existence or its meaning more important to Starbuck? How?

6. Why is Starbuck a socialist?

7. What do we learn about Starbuck by his attitude towards the red ribbon?

8. How is "a rich man's trash can" a symbol for Starbuck?

9. Why does Starbuck cry in the cab home?

10. Upon being released from prison, why does Starbuck stay at the Hotel Arapahoe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss whose story "Jailbird" is telling.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss madness and psychosis in "Jailbird." How do people develop instability? How it is handled? What is Vonnegut's purpose for using psychosis in the larger narrative ?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how Starbuck forges his identity.

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