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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does David get lost while looking for a deer?
2. What is Bud known for?
3. In "Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son," what number husband is George to Gloria?
4. What political party is Hay Boyden part of?
5. In "The Lie," what grade level attends school at Whitehill Academy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Vonnegut once said: "High school is closer to the core of the American experience than anything else I can think of." How does this quote relate to the story "The Kid Nobody Could Handle?" What type of high school experience is Vonnegut describing? How does this describe the American experience?
Essay Topic 2
How does Vonnegut use inner monologue to develop his characters and plot? Reflect on the stories that use inner monologue to reveal what a character is really thinking. How does this work for the stories? How would the stories differ without this technique?
Essay Topic 3
Vonnegut was associated with socialist causes. Research socialism and explain how this political belief is reflected in this collection of stories. Look for socialist values reflected in characters and plot lines.
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