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Robert M. Pirsig
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What Quality does Phaedrus believe is beyond Lila in Chapter 17?
(a) Intellectual.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Biological.
(d) Sexual.

2. What does Phaedrus believe to be the last static social pattern in history?
(a) The Sixties.
(b) The Fifties.
(c) The Victorian era.
(d) World War II.

3. What war ostensibly marked the end of Victorian values?
(a) Korean War.
(b) World War I.
(c) Vietnam War.
(d) World War II.

4. What fault does Phaedrus find with the Victorian concept of morals?
(a) There is no deep intellectualism.
(b) The Victorians were highly corrupt.
(c) Victorian morality was too deeply entrenched in spiritualism.
(d) It no longer fits the needs of modern society.

5. To what does Lila physically compare herself in Chapter 23?
(a) A grandmother.
(b) A Halloween witch.
(c) An addict.
(d) A troll.

6. Phaedrus begins to regret his decision to give the film rights over to the actor when he remembers what his attorney told him: "If you love your book, don't sell it to _________."
(a) Anyone.
(b) New York.
(c) Another artist.
(d) Hollywood.

7. Why does Phaedrus consider himself to part of the hulking "Giant" from Chapter 17?
(a) His books are popular in that city.
(b) He supports that city politically.
(c) His publisher lives in that city.
(d) He vacations frequently in that city.

8. What is Phaedrus' destination in Chapter 17?
(a) His publisher's office.
(b) Another bar.
(c) His boat.
(d) His hotel room.

9. For what reasons did Phaedrus believe that the Victorians were directly responsible for the roaring 20s?
(a) The Victorians refused to believe that they were capable of hedonism.
(b) The Victorians were unable to pass their mindset down fully to their children.
(c) The Victorians' secret corruption was forced into the open by war.
(d) The inability of the Victorians to let their society evolve resulted in a direct rebellion against the accepted behaviors.

10. Why is subject-object science unable to deal with morals?
(a) They are not scientifically possible.
(b) They are too easily faked.
(c) They are not factual.
(d) They are a man-made construct.

11. Which of the following relationships did not appear to be the most pertinent to Lila from her childhood?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her brother.
(c) Her grandfather.
(d) Her sister.

12. What is Lila's state-of-mind at the end of Chapter 18 when she leaves the restaurant?
(a) Angry.
(b) Giddy.
(c) Mischievous.
(d) Frightened.

13. To what does Phaedrus compare the Giant of his city analogy in Chapter 17?
(a) Doctor.
(b) Farmer.
(c) Lawyer.
(d) Scientist.

14. Of what were the Victorians apparently ignorant during the onset of World War I?
(a) Their government would not protect them.
(b) Their armies were poorly equipped.
(c) They were the invading army.
(d) Their sons were being sent off to die.

15. How does Jamie react to Lila's offer to bring him on board as a crew member?
(a) Offended.
(b) He finds it humorous.
(c) Intimidated.
(d) Thrilled.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lila contemplate swearing off forever as she makes her way back to Phaedrus?

2. Why does Phaedrus leave the bar in Chapter 16?

3. How does Lila feel about Phaedrus after meeting with Jamie and Fatso?

4. In Chapter 22, what does Phaedrus believe was the view of battle before World War I?

5. What appears to be behind Lila's offer to Jamie?

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