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"Harrison Bergeron"

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A quiz on Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron"

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The ballerina had to wear a hideous mask:
    • A. 

      To handicap her beauty

    • B. 

      To scare people

    • C. 

      It was part of the dance show

  • 4. 
    What is Hazel's relationship to Harrison?
    • A. 

      She is the Handicapper General

    • B. 

      She is his mother

    • C. 

      She shoots him

  • 5. 
    Harrison took off his handicaps because:
    • A. 

      He was showing off

    • B. 

      He was rebelling against the government

    • C. 

      He wanted to be in the dance show

  • 6. 
    What is Hazel's reaction to Harrison's death?
    • A. 

      She didn't care

    • B. 

      She applauded and shouted

    • C. 

      She cried but couldn't remember why

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Comparing two things

    • B. 

      How a conflict is resolved

    • C. 

      The central message of a story

  • 8. 
    Who wrote "Harrison Bergeron"?
    • A. 

      Kurt Vonnegut

    • B. 

      Kurt Malloy

    • C. 

      Karl Vonnegut

  • 9. 
    To infer means to:
    • A. 

      To logically guess based on clues in the text

    • B. 

      To use common sense

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    We can infer from Vonnegut's assignation of hideous masks to physically beautiful people that people in this dystopia:
    • A. 

      Feel insecure when around beauty.

    • B. 

      Like wierd masks.

    • C. 

      Are costume makers.

  • 13. 
    What idea is shown when the Handicapper General takes over the TV station?
    • A. 

      The H.G. wants to produce movies

    • B. 

      The government has all the power

    • C. 

      The TV station needs help

  • 14. 
    If Hazel was Handicapper General, what would she want to do every Sunday?
    • A. 

      Play chimes in the ear pieces

    • B. 

      Have a barbeque

    • C. 

      Watch ballet

  • 15. 
    The author was born in:
    • A. 

      1933

    • B. 

      1944

    • C. 

      1922

  • 16. 
    What did Harrison exclaim when removing his handicaps?
    • A. 

      "I want to kill you all!"

    • B. 

      "I am powerful!"

    • C. 

      "I am the Emperor!"

  • 17. 
    How did Harrison die?
    • A. 

      He was stoned to death

    • B. 

      He was put back in jail and starved

    • C. 

      He was shot

  • 18. 
    Is Harrison's main conflict internal or external?
    • A. 

      External

    • B. 

      Internal

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 19. 
    Why do people in "Harrison Bergeron" have to wear handicaps?
    • A. 

      So that they can't run away

    • B. 

      So that they are all equal

    • C. 

      Because the Handicapper General is a masochist

  • 20. 
    In what year does the story take place?
    • A. 

      2181

    • B. 

      1981

    • C. 

      2081

  • 21. 
    Why does George have handicaps?
    • A. 

      Because he rebeled against the government

    • B. 

      Because he is smart and strong (or, Hazel is dull and weak)

    • C. 

      Because he broke the law

  • 22. 
    Harrison was 14 when he was taken away from his parents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Hazel has many handicaps.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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