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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. What question does Billy ask the Tralfamadorans?
(a) Where his mother is.
(b) Where they are and how they got there.
(c) What life on Trafalmadore is like.
(d) How his life will end.

2. How long had the British soldiers been prisoners of war?
(a) A year and a half
(b) Eight months
(c) Two years
(d) Four years

3. What do stars look like to Tralfamadorans?
(a) Hexagonal specks of light
(b) Glowing bouncing balls
(c) Pulsating circles of light
(d) Strings of luminous spaghetti

4. What surprised the British officers most about the American prisoners?
(a) How nice they were
(b) How tired they looked
(c) How ill-dressed they were
(d) How young they were

5. Where does Billy time travel to after the Carlbad Caverns?
(a) He travels to the moment of his death.
(b) He travels to another family vacation.
(c) He returns to basic training.
(d) He returns to the POW camp.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is unique about the coat Billy Pilgrim gets from the Germans?

2. What play do the British officers perform for the Americans?

3. Why is Billy taken to the hospital during the play?

4. How did Vonnegut once write an outline for a book?

5. What does Billy see in the Carlsbad Caverns when the lights are switched off?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the Tralfamadorans not believe in free will?

2. What was the Children's Crusade?

3. What is unusual about the way Tralfamadorans view time?

4. How does Billy describe the Tralfamadorans?

5. Why does Billy keep a framed copy of the Serenity Prayer in his office?

6. Why do the Germans need to record the names of the prisoners?

7. Where were the American prisoners of war kept as they were captured?

8. Why do the soliders not want Billy to sleep near them?

9. What does it mean that Billy Pilgrim is "unstuck in time?"

10. Why did Roland Weary start to beat and kick Billy?

(see the answer keys)

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