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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. According to Phaedrus, the Zen definition of ____ is to see life everywhere but to be unable to participate.
(a) Hell.
(b) Heaven.
(c) Life.
(d) Unenlightenment.

2. In Chapter 22, what changed the physical landscape of the social population?
(a) Revolution.
(b) Literacy.
(c) Hedonism.
(d) Technology.

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

4. What appears to be behind Lila's offer to Jamie?
(a) Lila thinks Jamie will help Phaedrus with his book.
(b) Lila is afraid of Phaedrus and wants Jamie around for protection.
(c) Lila wants to betray Phaedrus.
(d) Lila wants to marry Jamie.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the hallucination of Lila's dog lead her at the end of Chapter 23?

2. For what reasons did Phaedrus believe that the Victorians were directly responsible for the roaring 20s?

3. If Phaedrus allows his book to be made into a movie, what will be lost to the social pattern of values which will undoubtedly become the focus of the film?

4. Where is Lila in Chapter 23?

5. What area of science will likely be the one that helps scientifically govern society, according to Phaedrus's theory in Chapter 22?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lila leave the name of the boat with the waiter and what does this imply about her plans?

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

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

4. What are Phaedrus's thoughts on the static and dynamic patterns of New York City?

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

6. What does Phaedrus deduce about Lila from his meeting with her friends?

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

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

9. How did the Victorian mindset leave society unprepared to deal with the realities of World War I?

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

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