Slaughter-house Five Quiz 1

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Quiz for chapters 1 and 2


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What German city was Vonnegut held prisoner in during the American firebombing of it?

    • A.

      Hiroshima

    • B.

      Nagasaki

    • C.

      Dresden

    • D.

      Brussels

    Correct Answer
    C. Dresden
    Explanation
    During World War II, the American firebombing campaign targeted several German cities, including Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut, an American writer and soldier, was held prisoner in Dresden during the bombing. The bombing of Dresden, which occurred in February 1945, resulted in a massive loss of life and the destruction of the city. Vonnegut's experience as a prisoner of war during this event influenced his later novel, "Slaughterhouse-Five," which explores the horrors of war and the bombing of Dresden.

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  • 2. 

    What is the name of Vonnegut’s friend that he goes to visit years after the war?

    • A.

      Bernanrd V. O'Hare

    • B.

      Binny Bunderhoff

    • C.

      Ralph McNally

    • D.

      Johanzelnathan Fr

    Correct Answer
    A. Bernanrd V. O'Hare
    Explanation
    In the question, it is asked about the name of Vonnegut's friend whom he visits years after the war. The correct answer is Bernard V. O'Hare. This suggests that Vonnegut's friend's name is Bernard V. O'Hare, and he goes to visit him years after the war.

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  • 3. 

    How does his friend’s wife react to his idea to write a war book?

    • A.

      Happy

    • B.

      Upset

    • C.

      Does not care

    Correct Answer
    B. Upset
    Explanation
    The friend's wife reacts negatively to his idea of writing a war book. This suggests that she is not supportive or enthusiastic about the idea. Her negative reaction could be due to various reasons, such as concerns about the subject matter, potential emotional toll, or the impact it may have on their personal lives.

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  • 4. 

    On the last page of chapter one, Vonnegut writes that his book is a success or failure?

    • A.

      Success

    • B.

      Failure

    Correct Answer
    B. Failure
    Explanation
    In the last page of chapter one, Vonnegut writes that his book is a failure.

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  • 5. 

    What is Billy job in the war?

    • A.

      General's Assistant

    • B.

      Chef's Assistant

    • C.

      Chaplain's Assistant

    Correct Answer
    C. Chaplain's Assistant
    Explanation
    Billy's job in the war is the Chaplain's Assistant. This means that he assists the chaplain, who is responsible for providing spiritual support and guidance to the soldiers. As an assistant, Billy likely helps with various tasks such as organizing religious services, providing counseling or support to soldiers, and assisting in any other duties assigned by the chaplain.

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  • 6. 

    What does Vonnegut promise that he'll title the book?

    • A.

      The Garden of Eden

    • B.

      Slaughter-House Five

    • C.

      The Children's Crusade

    Correct Answer
    C. The Children's Crusade
    Explanation
    Vonnegut promises to title the book "The Children's Crusade."

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  • 7. 

    What is the nickname that Weary comes up with for himself and his pals?

    • A.

      The Three Musketeers

    • B.

      Dynamic Duo

    • C.

      Weary and the Third Wheels

    Correct Answer
    A. The Three Musketeers
    Explanation
    Weary comes up with the nickname "The Three Musketeers" for himself and his pals. This nickname suggests that they are a united and inseparable group, just like the famous literary characters. It implies that they have each other's backs and are always ready to support and protect one another, just like the Musketeers in the story. This nickname highlights the camaraderie and friendship among Weary and his pals.

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  • 8. 

    How are Billy and the other separated from the rest of the platoon?

    • A.

      They get lost

    • B.

      They have an argument

    • C.

      They are ditched

    Correct Answer
    C. They are ditched
    Explanation
    Billy and the other person are separated from the rest of the platoon because they are intentionally abandoned or left behind by the rest of the group. This suggests that the rest of the platoon deliberately chooses to leave Billy and the other person behind, potentially due to a disagreement, lack of trust, or other reasons.

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  • 9. 

    Vonnegut hat his breath smells writes that his breath smells like what?

    • A.

      Coffee and cigarettes

    • B.

      Mustard gas and roses

    • C.

      Hot peppers and salsa

    Correct Answer
    B. Mustard gas and roses
    Explanation
    The question is asking what Vonnegut writes his breath smells like. The correct answer is "mustard gas and roses." This suggests that Vonnegut's breath has a peculiar and contrasting smell, combining the harshness of mustard gas with the pleasant aroma of roses. This juxtaposition creates a vivid and unique image, highlighting Vonnegut's ability to use descriptive language in his writing.

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