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Kurt Vonnegut Quiz

Ok so a bit esoteric - any Vonnegut fans out there have a go! 20 Questions.

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Where do the flying saucers come from, according to Kurt Vonnegut's novels?

  • Venus
  • Alpha Centauri
  • Tralfamadore


What was the occupation of Leon Trout before he was killed in an accident and became, as a ghost, the narrator of Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Galapagos"?

  • Shipyard worker
  • Writer
  • Naturalist


At the end of Kurt Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan" the hero Unk asks to be taken to Indianapolis to die. Why?

  • Because Vonnegut was born there
  • Because it was snowing there
  • Because it was the first place in the USA that a white man was executed for the murder of a native American


In which city was Kurt Vonnegut imprisoned underground when a prisoner of war, which story is recounted in "Slaughterhouse 5"?

  • Leipzig
  • Berlin
  • Dresden


Which novel by Kurt Vonnegut, was filmed starring Nick Nolte in the leading role?

  • Player Piano
  • Slapstick
  • Mother Night


What is the occupation of Mark Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut's son?

  • Physician
  • Lawyer
  • Writer


The film maker Harrison Starr suggested that Kurt Vonnegut might as well write an anti .... book, as an anti war book, for all the good it would do?

  • Virus
  • Computer
  • Glacier


What nationality is the painter who is the main protagonist in Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Bluebeard"?

  • Albanian
  • Lithuanian
  • Armenian


In Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Galapagos", what is the only thing that human beings one million years in the future have in common with present day humans?

  • Big brains
  • They laugh when someone else farts
  • An acquisitive nature


In which fictional town does most of the action in Kurt Vonnegut's "Player Piano" take place?

  • Midland City, Ohio
  • Ilium, NY
  • San Lorenzo


Which novel was accepted by the University of Chicago as a thesis for Kurt Vonnegut's degree in anthropology?

  • Cat's Cradle
  • Slaughterhouse 5
  • Galapagos


In which subject was Kurt Vonnegut's first degree from Cornell University?

  • Law
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature


Match the characters to the Kurt Vonnegut novels in which they appear

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  • Paul Proteus
  • Winston Niles Rumfoord
  • Wilbur Rockefeller Swain
  • Dwayne Hoover


  • Slapstick
  • Sirens of Titan
  • Breakfast of Champions
  • Player Piano


Match the characters to the Vonnegut novels in which they appear

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  • Howard W Campbell
  • Walter Starbuck
  • Rudy Waltz
  • Eugene Hartke


  • Jailbird
  • Mother Night
  • Deadeye Dick
  • Hocus Pocus


On which signal day in 1944 did Kurt Vonnegut's mother commit suicide?

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day
  • Mothers' Day


What was the profession of Kurt Vonnegut's father, also called Kurt?

  • Physician
  • Architect
  • Brewer


What, in Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" is an object around which the lives of otherwise unrelated people revolve, for example, the Holy Grail?

  • Wampeter
  • Foma
  • Granfalloon


Which is the fictional town where most of the action in "Deadeye Dick" and "Breakfast of Champions", both Kurt Vonnegut novels, takes place?

  • Ilium, NY
  • Midland City, OH
  • San Lorenzo


What type of novel or short story does Kilgore Trout, a favourite Kurt Vonnegut character, write?

  • Romantic fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Science fiction


What were the unusual circumstances of the deaths of the parents of Kurt Vonnegut's niece and nephews that led to his adopting them?

  • They both died of cancer
  • They died on consecutive days from unrelated causes.
  • They were both murdered