Slaughterhouse-Five Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Tralfamadoran compare a moment in time to?
(a) A sheet of ice
(b) A flickering flame
(c) The reflection in a mirror
(d) A bug trapped in amber

2. What, according to the Tralfamadoran, is a concept that only appears on Earth?
(a) Charity
(b) Free will
(c) Love
(d) Time

3. Who is Barbara Pilgrim?
(a) Billy's second wife, who left him for another man.
(b) Billy's mother, who is in a nursing home.
(c) Billy's daughter, who also married an optometrist.
(d) Billy's first wife, who died in a car accident.

4. Why does Billy get a furlough during basic training?
(a) He asks to visit his wife before going overseas.
(b) His father dies in a hunting accident.
(c) His mother suffers a relapse in the hospital.
(d) He becomes ill with appendicitis.

5. Why do the Germans take pictures of Roland and Billy?
(a) They are making postcards
(b) For official records
(c) For propaganda purposes
(d) They like the Americans

Short Answer Questions

1. Vonnegut dedicates the book to Mary O'Hare and Gerhard Müller. Who is Gerhard Müller?

2. Why are the American prisoners given showers?

3. Vonnegut notes that more people were killed in Dresden than. . .

4. What is the first thing both the Germans and the Tralfamadorans have Billy do?

5. What name does Roland Weary give to the group of lost soldiers?

(see the answer key)

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