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Cat's Cradle Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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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 is the Bokononist term for a team that does "God's Will without ever discovering what they are doing" in Chapter 1?
(a) "Vin-dit."
(b) "Karass."
(c) "Wampeter."
(d) "Kan-kan."

2. Why does John go to the cemetery in Chapter 29?
(a) To pay respects to his mother and father.
(b) To break into the Hoenikker crypt.
(c) To take a photograph of Dr. Hoenikker's tombstone.
(d) To pay respects to his grandmother.

3. How does John describe the aesthetic of Ilium, New York, in Chapter 13?
(a) Delicate.
(b) Ugly.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Pretty.

4. What is the name of the woman on the cover of the San Lorenzo supplement in the newspaper whom John falls in love with at first sight?
(a) Mona Aamons Monzano.
(b) Rachel Marie Monzano.
(c) Elizabeth McAnderson.
(d) Julia Castle.

5. What was the Cape Cod Room called at the time when the atomic bomb was dropped on HIroshima?
(a) The White Horse Lounge.
(b) The Red Room.
(c) The Navajo Tepee.
(d) The Casa Mona.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator tell the reader to call him in Chapter 1?

2. When does Dr. Breed describe the man being hung that had killed 26 people in Chapter 13?

3. What is the name of Dr. Breed's secretary?

4. What was Bokonon's christened name?

5. How old was Frank Hoenikker when his father died?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the theory of "Dynamic Tension" described in Chapter 47?

2. What project does Dr. Breed describe Dr. Hoenikker working on at the time of his death? What was Dr. Hoenikker's objective?

3. What symbolism can be seen in the graves of Emily and Felix Hoenikker?

4. How does the narrator describe San Lorenzo's attempt at communism in the narrative?

5. How is Bokonon's history and arrival at San Lorenzo described in Chapter 48?

6. What is surprising to John when he encounters the Hoenikker burial plot in Chapters 29 and 30?

7. What is significant about the stone angel monument at the sales room in Ilium?

8. Who is Lyman Knowles and what does he represent in the novel?

9. How is Miss Pefko characterized in the novel?

10. What is the significance of the literary/religious allusion in the opening of Chapter 1?

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