Slaughterhouse Five Analysis


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What's the strange thing about Slaughterhouse-Five's protagonist, Billy Pilgrim?

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1. What's the term for a narrator that addresses the reader directly, like Vonnegut does several times throughout Slaughterhouse-Five?

2. Which of these is NOT a source of inspiration for the title of the book?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sometimes when we try to capture a feeling or reality we realize it is not as clean-cut and organized as we imagine it would be. While far from non-fiction, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five tries to capture the chaos of life and death. Complete this assessment to test your understanding of how Vonnegut structured his novel, the worldview portrayed in it and why he wrote it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet assessment to test your understanding of:

  • The protagonist of Slaughterhouse-Five
  • A narrator who directly addresses the readers
  • Inspiration for the title of the book
  • Its deterministic worldview about life and death
  • The purpose of the novel

Skills Practiced

Some skills you will test with this assessment include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Slaughterhouse-Five lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the perspective of the novel
  • Making connections - use understanding of the novel to grasp the author's purpose for writing it

Additional Learning

Reinforce your understanding of the material covered in this assessment with the short lesson Slaughterhouse-Five Analysis. This assessment will not only cover topics from the assessment but also:

  • Why the novel is a bit confusing
  • The unique plot of the book
  • Themes of the novel