Slaughterhouse-five Quiz

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Slaughterhouse Five Quizzes & Trivia

Senior Inquiry's quiz on Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.


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  • 1. 
    Slaughterhouse-Five focuses on the burning of:
    • A. 

      Berlin

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Hiroshima

    • D. 

      Dresden

  • 2. 
    What do the Tralfamadorians resemble?
    • A. 

      Windshield Wipers

    • B. 

      Toilet Plungers

    • C. 

      Humans

    • D. 

      Golliwogs

  • 3. 
    Where is Billy Pilgrim from?
    • A. 

      Ithaca, New York

    • B. 

      Ilium, New York

    • C. 

      New York, New York

    • D. 

      Schenectady, New York

  • 4. 
    Of how many dimensions are Tralfamadorians aware?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 5. 
    Following which event is Billy taken prisoner?
    • A. 

      The bombing of Dresden

    • B. 

      The Battle of the Buldge

    • C. 

      The Children's Crusade

    • D. 

      The Battle of Kursk

  • 6. 
    Why do the Tralfmadorians compare Billy to a bug trapped in amber?
    • A. 

      Becuase Billy is skinny like a bug

    • B. 

      Becuase Billy is trapped on Tralfamador

    • C. 

      Because Billy has no control over his fate

    • D. 

      Because Billy's mother's birthstone is amber

  • 7. 
    What single event makes Billy cry?
    • A. 

      The death of Roland Weary

    • B. 

      Tasting a spoonful of malt syrup

    • C. 

      The sight of crippled men walking with crutches

    • D. 

      The condition of the horses that pull the green wagon

  • 8. 
    Which of the following happens to Billy for the first time in Dresden?
    • A. 

      He gets kidnapped by aliens

    • B. 

      He comes unstuck in time

    • C. 

      He sees a naked woman

    • D. 

      He feels "animal magnetism"

  • 9. 
    Why is it ironic that the Serenity Prayer hangs in Billy's office?
    • A. 

      Becuase he is skeptical of religion and views the prayer as farce

    • B. 

      Becuase he recovered it from the ases of Dresden

    • C. 

      Because it suggests the possibility of improving the world, which Billy thinks is impossible

    • D. 

      Becuase it is a prayer for deliverance from evil, a concept that undermines the novel

  • 10. 
    How does Bertam Copeland Rumfoord respond to Billy's claim that he was in Dresden at the time of the firebombing?
    • A. 

      He calls Billy a liar

    • B. 

      He asks Billy for proof

    • C. 

      He tried to change the subject

    • D. 

      He asks to interview Billy for the book he's writing

  • 11. 
    What is inscribed in Montana Wildhack's silver locket?
    • A. 

      The Serenity Prayer

    • B. 

      The Lord's Prayer

    • C. 

      "Billy Pilgrim"

    • D. 

      "Tralfamadore"

  • 12. 
    In what format are Tralfamadorian books composed?
    • A. 

      They are all composed on tape in audio format

    • B. 

      They are all composed in small booklike computers that can change at will

    • C. 

      They are composed of short telegram-like groups of symbols separated by stars

    • D. 

      None. Tralfamadorians don't read books

  • 13. 
    On which US city does Billy say China will drop a hydrogen bomb in 1976?
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Los Angeles

    • D. 

      Washington, DC

  • 14. 
    What question does Billy ask the aliens when he is abducted?
    • A. 

      "Where are we going?"

    • B. 

      "What is the meaning of life?"

    • C. 

      "How does the world end?"

    • D. 

      "Why me?"

  • 15. 
    Billy's physicality could best be described as:
    • A. 

      Tall and muscular

    • B. 

      Tall but strong

    • C. 

      Tall and weak

    • D. 

      Short and fat

  • 16. 
    Billy was trained to be a/an:
    • A. 

      Paratrooper

    • B. 

      Anti-tank gunner

    • C. 

      Chaplain's assistant

    • D. 

      Scout

  • 17. 
    Wandering behind enemy lines, Billy falls in with
    • A. 

      Two scouts and an anti-tank gunner

    • B. 

      Bernard O'Hare and Kurt Vonnegut

    • C. 

      Three scouts called the "Three Musketeers"

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Tralfamadorians experience time:
    • A. 

      Backwards

    • B. 

      All at once, with things happening simultaneously

    • C. 

      Forwards, then backwards

    • D. 

      Backwards, then forwards

  • 19. 
    Billy's attitude towards everything that befalls him could best be described as:
    • A. 

      Angry and violent

    • B. 

      Passive and accepting

    • C. 

      Resentful and defiant

    • D. 

      Happy and sad