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Final Literature Exam
Name and Number____________________
A. Give brief answers to 2 of the 3 questions below.
1. What is a nothinghead?
2. What do you think Billy the Poet is trying to do? (What is the purpose of his “crimes”?)
3. What do you think “Welcome to the Monkeyhouse” means?
B. The future in the story “Welcome to the Monkeyhouse” is a strange place. There is the problem of
overpopulation (to many people), but the way the government is “solving” this problem makes the
future into the kind sometimes called “dystopian” (Terrible, like a nightmare). What makes this future
so terrible? Please write a three paragraph essay answering this questions, supporting your points with
examples from the text.