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Robert M. Pirsig
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Phaedrus regard as being the term that encompasses the conflict between social and intellectual patterns?
(a) Media.
(b) Heaven.
(c) Reality.
(d) Celebrity.

2. What does Lila leave with the waiter when she is unable to pay her bill?
(a) The location and name of the boat.
(b) The hotel in which Phaedrus is staying.
(c) Phaedrus's publisher's address and phone number.
(d) Phaedrus's name.

3. What are the different cultural evaluations of Phaedrus that he ponders after his meeting with the actor?
(a) Mental and physical.
(b) Celebrity and ground-level.
(c) Sexual and intellectual.
(d) Spiritual and physical.

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

5. What flashback does Lila experience when she hallucinates seeing her childhood dog?
(a) Her grandfather's heart attack.
(b) A car crash that killed someone close to her.
(c) A house fire that resulted in her mother's death.
(d) Her sister going into labor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What city does Phaedrus compare to a giant?

2. To what does Phaedrus compare the Giant of his city analogy in Chapter 17?

3. What fault does Phaedrus find with the Victorian concept of morals?

4. From whose point-of-view is Chapter 18 told?

5. What does Lila pull from the water at the end of Chapter 23?

Short Essay Questions

1. What ideas does Phaedrus develop about Victorian beliefs in Chapter 21?

2. How does Phaedrus connect the Zen concept of hell to celebrity?

3. What does Lila discover when she goes to pay for her bill at the restaurant?

4. What is Lila's motivation in asking Jamie to join her and Phaedrus?

5. Why does Lila stop at the restaurant in Chapter 18?

6. Describe Phaedrus's analogy of New York City to a giant.

7. Why does Lila decide she needs to leave Phaedrus?

8. How does Phaedrus's musings on the Victorians bring him back to his initial ideas on the American Indians?

9. How is Lila driven by her delusions in Chapter 23?

10. How did intellect begin to replace societal concerns after World War I?

(see the answer keys)

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