Kurt Vonnegut: Biography, Works & Quotes


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Kurt Vonnegut is a 20th century writer who follows in the footsteps of what famous satirist?

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1. How did Vonnegut survive the firebombing of Dresden?

2. Ice-nine is a chemical in the novel Cat's Cradle. Vonnegut includes it so he can make which of the following points?

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This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the life and works of Kurt Vonnegut. You will be quizzed on the author's writing style, his literary accomplishments and essential facts about his life.

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  • Vonnegut's chief literary influence
  • The author's experience in Dresden
  • What best describes Vonnegut's writing style

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related life and works of Kurt Vonnegut lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to answer questions about issues the author addresses in his writing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding elements that characterize the author's writing

Additional Learning

To learn more, further review the lesson called Kurt Vonnegut: Biography, Works & Quotes.The lesson gives additional information on the following topics:

  • Definition of satire
  • Vonnegut's goal of using satire to address science, religion and social issues in his work
  • Name of Vonnegut's first book
  • Explain the basic plot of Slaughterhouse-Five