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Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle


by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle: Symbols True or False

1. Ice-nine is a symbol for what actual weapon? -> The Atomic Bomb
2. What item does Horlick Minton bring to the Hundred Martyrs to Democracy ceremony? -> A wreath
3. What ceremony requires Bokononists to touch their feet together? -> Boko-maru
4. What is the only animal to survive ice-nine other than humans? -> Ants
5. What Bible verse does John suggest he can rewrite for people "who are dying or in terrible pain"? -> The Twenty-third Psalm