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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. ____________ are seen as a type of hero and are often the recipients of admiration by their peers.
2. Solitude can also be __________ when one is forced into the situation and not given a choice in the matter.
3. The world is a hostile place when a person does not have any ________, according to the author.
4. Those who are forced into solitude can be traumatized because their ______________ has been diminished in the eyes of society.
5. The way people relate to other members of their family is telling of their ___________ condition.
Short Essay Questions
1. What can the use of one's memory help a person do in his life?
2. What does striving for flow seem like for a person who is having trouble making ends meet in his life?
3. What does the author say that solitude can provide to a person who seeks it out?
4. What are the three basic things a person needs to cope with the obstacles in one's life, according to this section of the book?
5. What used to be the reason for people to get married to each other, though the reasons have changed today?
6. What are the two basic responses to stress that people tend to fall into when they are faced with such a challenge?
7. What is a more compelling way to occupy the mind and to expand the consciousness of the mind?
8. What does it mean when someone overcomes adversity without any gathering of material possessions?
9. What is the one most complex and rewarding relationships one will ever deal with?
10. What are some of the downsides of solitude when it is not actively pursued for a person?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
It seems that people can cope with stress in one of two ways - crumbling or finding their focus.
Part 1: Why do some people crumble when they are faced with a lot of stress?
Part 2: Why do some people become more focused when they are under pressure?
Part 3: How do you react when you are faced with a lot of stress?
Essay Topic 2
The author states that it is necessary that a person works in order to survive in the world.
Part 1: Why is it necessary for people to work in order to survive in the world?
Part 2: What happens to the person who doesn't choose to work or who can not work? How are they perceived?
Part 3: Do you feel that work is necessary to be a productive part of society? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Changing external conditions is one of the ways in which the quality of life can be improved, according to the author.
Part 1: Why do you think changing things outside of yourself makes you happier?
Part 2: Do you agree that changing things around you is a way to create permanent happiness?
Part 3: In what ways do you think that changing the external conditions of your life may not cause happiness?
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