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. Who offers the American prisoners shelter after the bombing?

2. What injury does Billy suffer from the airplane crash?

3. What, according to Paul Lazzaro, is the sweetest thing on Earth?

4. Who, according to Campbell, would the Americans be fighting if they joined him?

5. Why did Billy, Paul, and Edgar have to go to the theater from the hospital?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a personal essay, explaining your view of death and/or the afterlife. Describe the basis of your views. Did they come from your family, your religion, popular culture, or from a specific source?

Essay Topic 2

What would you say was Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s purpose in writing this novel? What is the main message of the story? Support your conclusion with quotes or examples from the novel, or interviews with the author.

Essay Topic 3

Roland Weary can be said to personify the typical American war hero, while Billy Pilgrim is anything but. Write an essay comparing these two characters. Which is more heroic?

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