2 B R 0 2 B

Kurt Vonnegut

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Which character trait applies to Edward Wehling?
He is bright and colorful.
He is cheerful.
He is playful.
He is young.
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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?
There is no war or disease.
People have stopped aging.
The American population is capped at 40 million.
Everybody is happy all of the time.
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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 combination to a character's bicycle lock.
It is the phone number to the gas chambers.
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 sarcastic.
He is jaded.
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 works at the gas chambers.
She is afraid to speak up.
She has a crush on Dr. Hitz.
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
Jealous
Confused
Enthused
Sarcastic
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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"
Metaphor
Understatement
Onomatopoeia
Hyperbole
Simile
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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 that he has job security
So that everyone can have as many kids as they want
So there are enough resources for everyone
So there are fewer annoying babies in public
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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 are part of the population control system.
They are both very tall and Mr. Wehling is short.
They are in love and it sickens Mr. Wehling.
They both work at the hospital.
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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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