This week’s question is from Slaughterhouse-Five:
Which character was executed for stealing a teapot in the ruins of Dresden?
a) Paul Lazzaro
b) Edgar Derby
c) Joe Crone
d) Bernard B. O’Hare
Check back next week for the answer. The correct response to last week’ s question was B- Homelessness, the topic for which Lee Stringer was known. A conversation between Stringer and Vonnegut is featured in the book Like Shaking Hands with God, published in 1999 by Seven Stories Press.
For more on Slaughterhouse-Five and the significance of its minor characters, see the recent interview with Dr. Kevin Brown of Lee University.
Finally, here’s a lecture by Charles Shields, author of the 2012 Vonnegut biography And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life