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by Kurt Vonnegut

Reading Quizzes

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Sample of Reading Quizzes

Chapter 1


1. What city does Dresden remind the narrator of?
2. Where did the narrator write his best outline for the Dresden story?
3. Who is Sandy?
4. What kind of fish do they see in the Hudson?
5. Why is Mary O’Hare upset at the narrator?
6. What does the narrator tell Mary he’ll call his book?
7. Where did the children in the Children’s Crusade think they were going?
8. Who laid siege to Dresden in 1760?
9. How does the narrator’s war book begin?
10. How does the narrator’s war book end?


1. Dayton, Ohio
2. On the back of a roll of wallpaper
3. The narrator’s dog
4. Carp
5. She thinks wars are partly encouraged by books and movies
6. “The Children’s Crusade”
7. Palestine
8. The Prussians
9. Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.
10. Poo-tee-weet?