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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, My Father's Death.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Zeno say that he did after making a resolution to stop smoking?
(a) Threw his cigarettes away.
(b) Smoked one last cigarette.
(c) Hid his cigarettes.
(d) Celebrated with a glass of wine.

2. What doubt does Zeno say may have bound him to his vice?
(a) Doubt about pursuing science in school.
(b) Doubt about becoming a strong, perfect man.
(c) Doubt about working.
(d) Doubt about studying law.

3. Why does Zeno say he visited a doctor who used electricity to cure diseases?
(a) He thought electricity could cure his insomnia.
(b) He hoped the doctor would treat his lack of stomach acids.
(c) He hoped the doctor would discover that the nicotine was poisoning his blood.
(d) He wanted a cure for his troubles with women.

4. How does Zeno say he used to decide when to stop smoking?
(a) He began new resolutions when he had something to celebrate.
(b) He stopped when he got sick.
(c) He picked significant dates and events.
(d) He decided to quit on the first day of each week.

5. What did the doctor say when Zeno asked him whether there was any hope?
(a) "None whatever!"
(b) "There is always hope!"
(c) "There is reason to hope."
(d) "There's a 50-percent chance of recovery."

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Zeno's nickname for his father when he was in college?

2. How does Zeno describe his father's death?

3. A doctor asked Zeno's father to return for a follow-up visit after a few weeks. Why didn't his father go back to the doctor?

4. Who is the main character of this book?

5. What did the doctor decide was ailing Zeno?

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