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Goldian VandenBroeck
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Walt Whitman, a _________, believes that living with the animals is the ideal way to spend one's life, according to the book.
(a) Priest.
(b) Doctor.
(c) Poet.
(d) Novelist.

2. John Burroughs says that he has been too busy enjoying the ______ to seek wealth, according to the book.
(a) Museums.
(b) Art.
(c) Promise of tomorrow.
(d) World.

3. Mankind created a system that is destined to fail since it cannot continue to __________ itself, according to the book.
(a) Outperform.
(b) Populate.
(c) Provide for.
(d) Understand.

4. ________ advocates a luxury that has nothing to do with money, rather he sees it as food for the soul, according to the book.
(a) Cocteau.
(b) Seneca.
(c) Thoreau.
(d) Whitman.

5. A life that is dedicated to ________ and does not take part in leisure is a joyless one, according to the book.
(a) Truth.
(b) Study.
(c) Work.
(d) Movement.

6. Gandhi says that a follower of the Laws of ________ need to have faith and does not need to save for the future when he does.
(a) Promise.
(b) Love.
(c) Religion.
(d) Labor.

7. Gandhi has experienced both ________ and poverty, but chooses poverty as this seems to help his work.
(a) Destitution.
(b) Sainthood.
(c) Ignorance.
(d) Wealth.

8. The three elements that Robert speaks of in his section can only be obtained through the ________ of unnecessary things, according to the book.
(a) Purchasing.
(b) Boredom.
(c) Burning.
(d) Sacrifice.

9. The _________ has cultivated a culture that has begun to confuse comfort with luxury, according to this section of the book.
(a) South.
(b) North.
(c) West.
(d) East.

10. No ________ that is bought, according to Seneca, is respectable, according to this section of the book.
(a) Education.
(b) Work.
(c) Item.
(d) Position.

11. In what century did Minucius Felix live, according to the notes in this section of the book?
(a) Fourth.
(b) Second.
(c) Third.
(d) Fifth.

12. ________ does not limit how much is built on the lands or how many fish are taken from the waters, according to the book.
(a) Government.
(b) Woman.
(c) Man.
(d) God.

13. Bertrand ________ says that saving for the future takes the joy away from today, according to the book.
(a) Russell.
(b) Whitman.
(c) Milton.
(d) Shakespeare.

14. Marcus Aurelius speaks of a ______ life so busy that it has no leisure, according to the book, which is not pleasant to him.
(a) Boring.
(b) Dismal.
(c) Full.
(d) Satisfactory.

15. Emerson points out that children often miss out on the real __________ of the sun and the moon and the water, according to the book.
(a) Realities.
(b) Treasures.
(c) Truths.
(d) Powers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Within the country of America, according to the book, the idea of leisure is seen as an interruption of ___________.

2. Using _______, Marya Mannes writes a piece that addresses the avarice and the dysfunction of America in the book.

3. _______ proclaims that living the life of a philosopher is more than just loving wisdom and starting a school.

4. If the individual does not ______ what is being produced by those who are in power, then he will begin to take away the power of that company.

5. Being a _________ means that one makes the decision to live a simple life that is devoid of distractions, according to the book.

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