2 B R 0 2 B

Kurt Vonnegut

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Which character trait applies to Edward Wehling?
He is young.
He is cheerful.
He is bright and colorful.
He is playful.
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How do you know that this trait applies to him? Quote the text to support your response.
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Which is NOT one of the ways that the world in the story has changed?
The American population is capped at 40 million.
There is no war or disease.
Everybody is happy all of the time.
People have stopped aging.
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Why do you think that the above statement is false? Use the text to support your response.
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What does '2 B R 0 2 B' mean in the story?
It is the phone number to the gas chambers.
It is the combination to a character's bicycle lock.
It is the title of a hit song.
It is the secret password to leave the hospital.
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How do you know this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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Which characterization does NOT apply to the painter?
He is jaded.
He is sarcastic.
He is optimistic.
He is witty.
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How do you know that this characterization does not apply to him? Use the text in your response.
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Which of the following statements about Leora Duncan is FALSE?
She has a crush on Dr. Hitz.
She works at the gas chambers.
She is afraid to speak up.
She has a mustache.
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Why do you believe that this is false? Refer to the text in your response.
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Which best describes Mr. Wehling's tone in the following?

"What man in my shoes wouldn't be happy?"
Naive
Enthused
Sarcastic
Jealous
Confused
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How do you know that Mr. Wehling is taking this tone? Refer to the text in your response.
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Which figurative language technique is used in the following sentence?

"The painter pondered the mournful puzzle of life"
Simile
Hyperbole
Metaphor
Onomatopoeia
Understatement
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How do you figure? Explain your answer in a complete sentence or two.
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Why does Dr. Hitz believe in population control?
So there are fewer annoying babies in public
So that everyone can have as many kids as they want
So that he has job security
So there are enough resources for everyone
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Why do you believe this? Use the text to support your answer.
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Which best explains why Mr. Wehling targets Leora Duncan and Dr. Hitz rather than the other characters?
They both work at the hospital.
They are in love and it sickens Mr. Wehling.
They are part of the population control system.
They are both very tall and Mr. Wehling is short.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
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Which statement is best supported by themes from this text?
War is good for controlling the population.
War makes some people very wealthy.
War encourages the creation of new technology.
War turns allies into friends.
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How is the above statement supported by this text?
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2 B R 0 2 B

By Kurt Vonnegut

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