Slaughterhouse-Five Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the barbershop quartet at the anniversary party remind Billy of?

2. Who wrote a fan letter to Kilgore Trout?

3. What does Billy find outside the inn?

4. What does the author call the places where bodies were found in Dresden?

5. Why did the English prisoners give their latrine to the Americans?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay comparing the treatment of the prisoners of war by the Germans to the way prisoners of war are treated today. Use one of the following questions (or your own ideas) to form your thesis:

1) Are prisoners of war treated better or worse now than during World War II?

2) Are the Geneva Conventions still relevant?

Essay Topic 2

Is Slaughterhouse-Five an historical fiction or a science fiction? Write an essay defining each genre and answering this question. Use examples from the text to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Howard J. Campbell appears in another novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, called Mother Night. Compare the character as depicted in that novel with the Howard J. Campbell that appears in Slaughterhouse-Five.

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